Volume 16 | Issue 18 | May 5, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United's Virtual Intergenerational Conference
We're excited about the fantastic assortment of workshops, speed sessions, posters, and peer groups we have lined up for the conference. We're also delighted to add Atalaya Sergi, director of AmeriCorps Seniors, to our lineup of presenters. Watch the updated speaker showcase, view the full description of the sessions and register today!
In the News
  • Last week, we shared our response to President Biden's Address to a Joint Session of Congress, which touched on several intergenerational issues. Learn more.

  • Lancaster Farming asked, "What is Kinship Care?" They defined it in an article that mentions Generations United and cites our GrandFacts State Fact Sheets. Read the article.

  • The Westerly Sun highlighted innovative ways to connect young and old virtually. The article highlights Generations United's resource, Staying Connected While Staying Apart. Read the article.

  • The Loudoun Times-Mirror looked at how the pandemic is impacting children and families. The article highlighted our report, Facing a Pandemic: Families Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving Beyond. Learn more.
The White House Proclamation for Older Americans Month
The White House issued a proclamation for Older Americans Month. We're thrilled to see President Biden mention the National Technical Assistance Center on Grandfamilies and Kinship Families. Having worked for over 20 years to help support and elevate the voices of grandfamilies, we at Generations United have long advocated for such a Center to holistically assist the many systems impacting grandfamilies so their services and supports are accessible, leveraged, and maximized. We look forward to collaborating with other leaders in the field to help ensure this new resource effectively improves quality of and access to the full range of supports and services to help caregivers and children thrive. Read the White House proclamation.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our renewing member, ONEgeneration, for their contribution. We also thank William Carey who gave in honor of "Marlene's Birthday." Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Join Generations United’s Shared Site Learning Network
Would you like to connect with other practitioners who are interested in intergenerational shared sites? Join Generations United’s Shared Site Learning Network! The network will meet regularly to share the latest information and resources from the field, facilitate peer learning, and grow the community of shared site practitioners in the United States and beyond. Learn more and RSVP for our first meeting on May 20th.
Webinar— Addressing Multi/Intergenerational Housing Trends and Senior Housing
Generations United is joining Senior Housing News—the online publication for people in diverse aspects of senior housing (development, design, and more)—in a webinar on May 19 at 1:00 Central/ 2:00 Eastern. The session will explore the intersection of senior housing and multigenerational and intergenerational housing. Colleagues in the intergenerational field are welcome. Register.
Tweet of the Week
Culture United
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Ghana, the eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation. Learn more.
Culture United highlights films, books, music, and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions? Share them with us, and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Cool Idea
Music Institute of Chicago

Each week, we'll be highlighting a program from our resource, Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Next up, is the Music Institute of Chicago.

The Music Institute of Chicago expanded their Music As Service initiative in response to COVID-19 to share music with some of their community’s most vulnerable and underserved populations. In addition to offering virtual recitals to senior living communities to show on their internal TV stations, they are piloting a program that connects older adults across the Chicagoland region in Illinois and beyond with student musicians for individual virtual performances as well as one-on-one conversation and connection. Learn more.
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.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Full Circle Scholarship. The American Indian College Fund has been the nation's largest charity supporting Native higher education for 31 years. The Full Circle Scholarship supports American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking technical, undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges and other nonprofit, accredited schools. Deadline: May 31, 2021. Learn more.

National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging Support. The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging supports the aging network, ACL Innovation in Nutrition grantees, and other Older Americans Act stakeholder organizations to leverage and strengthen Senior Nutrition Program Title III-C efforts across the nation, and works collaboratively with the Senior Nutrition Program network to promote the development of impactful, cost-effective and person-centered services that align with the purposes of the Older Americans Act. Deadline: May 24, 2021. Learn more.

Women's Sports Foundation: Move Together. The Foundation is offering grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations nationwide that foster multigenerational connections in their communities through sport, fitness, and movement-based programming for girls and women. Deadline: May 28, 2021. Learn more.

Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Older Adult Home Modification Program supports comprehensive programs that make safe and functional home modifications and limited repairs to meet the needs of older adult homeowners with low income. The goal of the Program is to enable low-income elderly persons to remain in their homes through low-cost, low-barrier, high-impact home modifications to reduce older adults' risk of falling, improve general safety, increase accessibility, and improve their functional abilities in their home. Deadline: May 4, 2021. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
The State Child Abuse & Neglect Policies Database. This new resource from Mathematica and Child Trends is designed to improve the way the field analyzes child welfare data to learn more about child maltreatment incidence across the United States. The SCAN Policies Database will make it easier for researchers, analysts, policymakers, child welfare agencies, and others to broaden their understanding of how differences in state laws and policies might influence state variability in reported rates of child abuse and neglect. Learn more.

Children's Bureau Learning & Coordination Center (CBLCC). Formerly CANTASD, CBLCC offers peer learning, meetings and events, and multimedia resources on issues relevant to the full spectrum of child welfare. On their website, you can find videos, tip sheets and tools, and shareable media. Learn more.

New Intergenerational Resources. This latest set of free resources, developed by Generations United with support from RRF-Foundation for Aging, aims to strengthen and expand intergenerational programs. The new publications—Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs, Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone, and Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic—support the growing field of practice by increasing the knowledge and skills of people working to connect and support older adults, children, and youth. Learn more.

Fact sheet: Intergenerational Shared Sites includes updated information about these important program models and what we know about their impact. Learn more.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Intergenerational Shared Sites Chart is designed to share some federal funding sources that include—or could include—support for intergenerational shared sites. Learn more.

Generations United's 2020 State of Grandfamilies Report—Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving BeyondGrandfamily caregivers are the first line of defense for children during the pandemic, having stepped in when parents cannot raise them for many reasons, including cases where children's parents have died from the COVID-19 virus. Download the full report, watch Senator Sherrod Brown's acceptance speech, and listen to stories of grandfamilies impacted by COVID-19. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages. Generations United's new infographic illustrates that vaccines aren't just for kids-they protect all generations- especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying up to date on vaccines for the flu, pneumonia and whooping cough is important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.
Upcoming Events
Registration now open for Generations United's 2021 Virtual Conference! Dates: June 15-17, 2021. Learn more and register today.

NEW! Bridge Builder Award Virtual Event & Symposium. Date: May 13, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans Virtual Panel. Date: May 8, 2021. Learn more.
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"Let us take care of the children because they have a long way to go. Let us take care of the elders because they have come a long way. Let us take care of those in between because they are doing the work."~Nelson Mandela
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