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 Volume 10, Issue 43
October 28, 2015
Generations United Honored by Next Avenue!
We're thrilled that Next Avenue listed  Donna Butts among their 50 thought leaders, innovators, experts and everyday people changing how we age and think about aging. Learn more
Intergenerational Solutions for Building Strong Communities Webinar Materials Now Available!
Missed our webinar for Grantmakers in Aging about building "age-advantaged" communities, which featured Cathy Choi (Eisner Foundation), Ellen Schmeding (San Diego County), Donna Butts? The recording is now available. This recording shows how intentional, intergenerational solutions can improve outcomes for children, youth and older adults. Learn more
Generations United's 2017 International Conference: Request for Partners
Want to bring the Generations United Conference to your own backyard? We are looking for potential partners to co-convene the 19th Biennial International Intergenerational Conference in 2017. Work with our team to create an interactive, informative, and cultural learning experience for the growing intergenerational network. Letters of Interest should be submitted by Oct. 30, 2015. Learn more
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Nominations Now Open for the 2015 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence!
The Eisner Foundation is accepting nominations for an individual or a nonprofit organization that is uniting multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community. This year also marks the 5th anniversary of the Eisner Prize. The Foundation will select two winners and award each $100,000!  Nominations  must be received on or before Oct. 31, 2015. Learn more
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks our members and supporters. You can also contribute and/or honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to Generations United.  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society.
NCCA Seeking Applications for Executive Director Position
We salute Dr. Gay Hanna for her leadership throughout her tenure as executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging. We wish her well  as she retires next June to begin her encore career as an educator, writer, and professional artist. NCCA will start accepting applications on Nov. 1. Please check NCCA's website for the job description, including a position profile and list of related competencies.
Help Us Promote the Best Intergenerational Communities Awards 
Check out our Social Media Toolkit to help us spread the word with sample Facebook posts, tweets, and newsletter articles. We've also included logos you can use if you wish. Applications due Jan. 15.  Learn more
Culture United
Claiming Georgia Tate
Twelve-year-old Georgia Tate wishes she could stay home in Mississippi forever with her preacher granddaddy and her best friend, Ginger. After losing her nana to a heart attack, she desperately wishes she could tell her granddaddy why she can't possibly move in with Daddy - about the things he does that make her feel so ashamed.

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. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
Elders Share the Arts (ESTA)
This week's cool ideas is Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) in New York, which offers high-caliber arts programming that ignites creative expression in young and old.  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 Elders Share the Arts .
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award up to $15,000 for each of 42 college student teams to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches that address environmental challenges. Deadline: Dec. 8, 2015.  Learn more

School Garden Grant Program.  The Whole Kids Foundation's School Garden Grant Program are offering grants of $2,000 to schools as well as nonprofit organizations working in partnership with schools for providing new or sustaining existing edible gardens at K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada.  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  
Advocates for Families First Messaging Toolkit. Advocate for Families First - a partnership between Generations United, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) - created this resource to assist our colleagues in their advocacy efforts. Learn more

The Resounding Resiliency of Grandfamilies: Financial Stories from Older Relatives Caring for Children in Lower-Income Communities. 
This report by Generations United and CFED , supported by Citi , highlights opportunities to support grandparents raising grandchildren in low-income communities. Learn more
Building Wellbeing: Unveiling a New Narrative on Human Services. 
N ational Human Services Assembly. Looks at understanding the urgent need for a new narrative about the contributions human services make to a thriving society. Tues., Nov. 10, 1:30 - 2:45 pm  EST. Learn more
Report Release
2015 State of Grandfamilies Report Release and Reception. Generations United. Washington, DC. Dec. 3, 2015. Learn more and register today!

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

Disparate Income, Wealth and Opportunity:  Implications for Social Insurance. National Academy of Social Insurance. Washington, DC. Jan. 27-28, 2016. Learn more
" A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." ~Erma Bombeck

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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