Volume 17 | Issue 21 | May 25, 2022
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
May is National Foster Care Month & Older Americans Month
Learn more about the Children's Bureau's National Foster Care Month 2022 campaign, "Relative and Kin Connections: Keeping Families Strong," Check out the message from Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau.
Learn more about the Administration for Community Living's Older Americans Month theme, "Age My Way," an opportunity to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.
GRAND Voice Spotlight
Generations United would like to congratulate GRAND Voice Kris Magstadt from North Dakota who adopted her grandkids this month. She said it was a magical day. When she asked the children if they felt different, she got two answers - ”My heart feels warmer” and “It feels like all the stress and worry are gone.” Big words from a 9 and 10 year old! Learn more about our GRAND Voices Network.
Generations United's Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network (Network) is accepting individual technical assistance (TA) requests from professionals who work in systems or organizations that serve kinship families. Fill out the contact form to request assistance. Learn more and sign up to access our resources!
The Network is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $9,950,000 with 95 percentage funded by ACL/HHS and $523,684 and 5 percentage funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Join the Shared Site Learning Network
With the support of The Eisner Foundation, Generations United's Shared Site Learning Network is bringing together practitioners who are interested in connecting with others about intergenerational shared sites. Our next meeting is on June 14 at 11:00 am Eastern. We will explore strategies for evaluating your intergenerational programs and feature presentations by Dr. Shannon Jarrott, The Ohio State University College of Social Work, and Lois Peach, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bristol.

Click here to join the network. All network members will receive the invitation to the meeting on June 14.
A Black grandmother gives her granddaughter a big hug
A white grandmother points something out to her granddaughter
Grandfamilies and Kinship Families Invited to Share Their Perspective
Generations United, in partnership with Family Voices United, invites members of grandfamilies and kinship families to Share Your Perspective for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Please answer the question, "What services or supports would have helped prevent you and your family or relatives from coming into contact with the child welfare system?" Learn more and click here to access the Google Form and submit your responses.
Diverse Intergenerational Programs Survey
As part of Generations United’s Diverse Intergenerational Programs Initiative, we are conducting a survey to identify and learn more about programs and activities that connect younger and older people. We are especially interested in programs that engage or seek to engage participants from diverse communities. Take the survey today.
Cool Idea: Intergenerational art connects young students with older adults
Some of the youngest and oldest learners in the University of Rhode Island community have been working together to create beautiful art that highlights lasting connections despite an age difference as high as 80 years. Preschool students in the URI Child Development Centers (CDC) and older adults in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the City of Providence Senior Services have worked together virtually on multidiscipline art projects now on display at the library. Read the full story here.

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideasYou 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!
Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange 2022 - Now Free
Through generous sponsorship from their partners and supporters, the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is proud to announce that the 15th Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange (ANKE) will be offered FREE OF CHARGE. This year's ANKE will be a full-day online event, taking place on Thursday, May 26, 2022. The theme of ANKE 2022, "A New Era of Aging: Opportunities for Action", highlights the urgent need to rise to the global challenges in gerontology and geriatrics that the pandemic has further exposed. Learn more and register today!
Thank You to Our Members and Supporters
Thank you to our members and supporters! Consider making a donation today to help unleash the potential of a society that values all generations. If you're an organization, join us!
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the Department of Justice is offering a grant called Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, which provides funding for communities to support girls who are involved in the juvenile justice system. There are two categories of funding available under this solicitation: (1) project sites and (2) training and technical assistance.
The Application JustGrants deadline is June 6, 2022, at 8:59 p.m. ET. Learn more.

The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting applications for its grantmaking program in support of projects that directly impact the adult population aged 65 and older. Priority areas include caregiving, housing, economic security in later life, and social and intergenerational connectedness. Grants will be awarded in support of advancements in aging through various pathways, including advocacy, direct service, research, professional education and training, and organizational capacity building. Letters of inquiry are due by June 1, 2022, and selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by August 1, 2022. Learn more.

The Lewis Prize for Music has opened its 2023 Accelerator Awards application. Organizations that empower youth through music in after-school and out-of-school settings are encouraged to apply. The deadline is June 3, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. PT. Learn more.

The Administration for Community Living in the Department of Health and Human Services is offering State Program Enhancement Grants to support approaches that build on advancements made under previous Lifespan Respite Care Program grants. Applications are due by June 14, 2022. Learn more.
The Administration for Community Living in the Department of Health and Human Services is also offering grants to new states and states re-establishing their core respite infrastructures. Applications are due by June 17, 2022. Learn more.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services is offering a grant called Demonstrating Effective Policies to Promote Black Youth Mental Health. Applications are due by June 22, 2022. Learn more.

The Maternity Group Home program offers support to provide safe, stable, and appropriate shelter for pregnant or parenting youth. The focus is on youth ages 16 to under 22 and their dependent children for 18 months and, under extenuating circumstances, up to 21 months. Service providers must accommodate for the needs and safety of the dependent children, including facility safety standards for infants and children on the premises. Supported group homes may provide services including, but not limited to, parenting skills, child development, family budgeting, and health and nutrition education. The application deadline is June 27, 2022. Learn more.

Community Care Corps is a national program that works to increase the number of volunteer programs available at the local level to provide non-medical care to older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. Community Care Corps has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care to maintain their independence. The application deadline is July 8, 2022. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Generations United Resources
Reinforcing a Strong Foundation: Equitable Supports for Basic Needs of Grandfamilies, the 2021 State of Grandfamilies in America Annual Report, includes updated national and state data on grandfamilies and key recommendations to address inequities and provide critical supports to serve grandfamilies well. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Latino Grandfamilies: Helping Latino Children Thrive Through Connection to Culture and Family is a toolkit that is designed to give resources and tips to child welfare agencies, other government agencies, and nonprofit organizations so that they can better serve all Latino grandfamilies regardless of child welfare involvement. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Sharing Our Space: A Toolkit for Developing and Enhancing Intergenerational Shared Sites is designed for individuals and organizations interested in creating an intergenerational shared site or enhancing services at their current site. Divided into 10 sections, the toolkit details every step of the development and operation process, from initial planning to sustaining long-term shared site programs. Learn more.

Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs provides rationale and facts to help make the case for intergenerational programs. It is based on a comprehensive review of the literature on intergenerational programs and highlights evidence-based findings on how intergenerational programs benefit everyone. Available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages is an infographic that 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.

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder…he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in."

- Rachel Carson, marine biologist, writer, and conservationist born May 27, 1907

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The cover of the Spring 2022 edition of GRAND Magazine, featuring a photograph of Maria Shriver