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 Volume 10, Issue 35
September 02, 2015
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Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale
Family Resource Fair Highlights
We're still riding the high from our conference in July! Mahalo to our participants, presenters, volunteers and guests who helped make 
a tremendous success! Here are some highlights from our Family Resource Fair.  (Thanks to Wayne Higa!)  Learn more 
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Grandparents Day Ideas!
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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
This past Saturday marked 10 years since Hurricane Katrina shook our country, affecting millions along the Gulf Coast. New Orleanians commemorated the lives lost and those changed along with the resurgence of the city and region.  Our hearts go out to our friends in New Orleans, including Oscar C. Donahue III who makes our pins and awards.
Newly Updated Marketplace Materials
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released updated outreach and enrollment materials for all ages. You can order these documents by going to the CMS Product Ordering website. New materials are being updated and will be posted to
Opening for an Intergenerational Position in Sudbury, Massachusetts
Bridges Together - a young, growing non-profit dedicated to intergenerational programming - is looking for a Part-Time Intergenerational Facilitator. This position, which reports to the Executive Director, leads and supports Bridges Together's intergenerational efforts - see full job description. Learn more about Bridges Together's free professional development opportunities.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks our members and supporters. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you.  You can also honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift.  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society.
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#TakeAGrandie for Generations United's Grandie Contest!
What's a grandie? An intergenerational selfie, course! We're looking for the best ones to highlight through our social media and Generations This Week. We will also announce the winner and special prize the week after Grandparents Day. Why not #TakeAGrandie during a family vacation with someone of a different generation and let us know by using the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Learn more
Learn More About Our Google Doodle Campaign     
Join our campaign to get Grandparents Day 2015 on Google Doodle! To learn what Google Doodles are and how you can request them,  check out our Google Doodle campaign page
Culture United
Based on the 1989 film of the same name, this comedy-drama depicts the modern challenges families face in the post-technological world, addressing issues that affect children, parents and grandparents. The three-generation Braverman "clan" includes patriarch Zeek and matriarch Camille adjusting to their empty nest as their four adult children - Adam, Sarah, Crosby and Julia - form their own families. The Braverman siblings share the joys, heartaches and headaches of parenthood in their California hometown. As their parents deal with life and marital issues, the four lean on one another while tackling the challenges of modern family life.

Thanks to  Patti Russo  for this week's suggestion!

Do you know of any films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme?  Share them with us  and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. Disclaimer:  Inclusion in this section is not an endorsement from Generations United. Rather, it is a way of showing the multiplying impact when the arts and pop culture are age-advantaged.
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Cool Ideas
Witness Theater
This week's cool idea is Witness Theater, a unique intergenerational program that brings Holocaust survivors and teenagers together under the guidance of a drama therapist to develop a theatrical presentation of the survivors' Holocaust experiences. Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to  #cooligideas? You can also post them to our    Intergenerational Connections  Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter!  Share the inspiration.   Learn more about Witness Theater.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
TED2016 Fellowship. Twice a year, the TED Fellows program opens applications to find a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers. TED Fellows are invited to the TED conference, where they give a TED talk, a powerful platform to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Though TED targets innovators aged 21 to 40, anyone over 18 years old is encouraged to apply.  Deadline: Sept. 20, 2015. Learn more

2016 U.S. School Gardens.  FoodCorps and the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to a K-12 school, or a nonprofit working in partnership with a K-12 school, to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds. Application opens Sept. 1, 2015. Deadline: Oct. 31, 2015. Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at
Great Resources  
Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards, Under One Roof
and Connecting Generations
These excellent Generations United resources are available for the shipping and handling price - Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards - $4.50, Under One Roof - $4.50, Connecting Generations - $5.50.  Order your copies today!
Celebrate the Power of Experience.  Senior Corps.  Reston, VA. Sept. 9-12, 2015. Learn more

Grandparents As Parents Conference. Grandparents As Parents. Covington, KY. Sept. 11, 2015. Learn more

Tribal Customary Adoption: Making Relatives, Supporting Families. National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA). Portland, OR. Sept. 22-23, 2015. Learn more

2015 GIA Annual Conference. Grantmakers in Aging. Washington, DC.  October 28-30, 2015.  Learn more  
LeadingAge HackFest. LeadingAge. Boston, MA. Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015. Learn more 
LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo. LeadingAge. Boston, MA. Nov. 1-4, 2015. Learn more

International Youth Earth Summit. Montessori Model United Nations. New York, NY. Nov. 11-14, 2015. Learn more
"The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come." ~Sandra Day O'Connor

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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