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 Volume 13, Issue 17
April 25, 2018
Generations United in the News  
  • This week is World Immunization Week 2018. This year's theme is "Protected Together, Vaccines Work." Read our joint statement with our partners:  International Federation on Ageing , Alliance for Aging Research VaccinesToday and  The Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) .
  • In her article for Stria, our former intern Meaghan McMahon highlighted young leaders in need of seasoned mentors in the aging field. The article shouted out Generations United's efforts in recognizing and engaging young leaders. Read Meaghan's piece.
Meet Our Current UN Reps
Generations United values our United Nations representatives. They help integrate intergenerational  perspectives into the UN's work including the areas of aging, youth and families, which results in recommendations to its member countries. We updated the page so you can learn more about our current UN reps
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
Generations United thanks our members and supporters for their contributions.  Together, we are building a world that values all generations!  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society . If you're an organization,  join us !
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Culture United
Coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson
Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope. 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 Ideas
Champion Intergenerational Center
The Champion Intergenerational Center in Ohio sees students at the Columbus Early Learning Center and clients of National Church Residences participate in a variety of activities together, including games, music, artmaking, and even tai chi. 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
Encore Fellowships. Since its inception in 2009, the Encore Fellowships matched thousands of Fellows with assignments in close to 50 metropolitan areas, contributing close to 2 million hours of service and an estimated $200 million in talent. Deadline: Ongoing. Learn more.

Innovation@Home Age-friendly Housing Contest.  Grantmakers In Aging -- in collaboration with the WHO Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and funding support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- launched a competition and call for age-friendly housing practices. The effort is designed to inspire action around the world by highlighting efforts that expand housing options, modify homes and living spaces, and facilitate access to transportation, shopping, health and long-term care services. Deadline: May 15 2018.  Learn more .

Art Works Grant. The National Endowment for the Arts support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.  Second Art Works Deadline: July 12, 2018. Learn more.

Seed Grants Available for Programs that Support Grandfamilies. We're thrilled that our long-time partner, The Brookdale Foundation, will award grants of $15,000 each to 15 programs that create or expand supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children!  Deadline: June 13, 2018.   Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice.  This report describes findings from a year-long study on the nature and extent of intergenerational programming in senior housing that was conducted by Generations United and LeadingAge, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation.  Learn more.
"All In Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive." Generations United and The Eisner Foundation. Washington, DC. June 5, 2018. Learn more .

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018.  Learn more.
"In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people." ~Wilma Mankiller, community organizer and the first woman elected to serve as chief of the Cherokee Nation

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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