Volume 16 | Issue 19 | May 12, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
Generations United's Virtual Intergenerational Conference
We're thrilled with the new speakers added to our plenary sessions. They include Autumn Adams, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, as well as last year's Humans of Dementia contest winners, Richelle Matarazzo and Rashi RanjanWatch the updated speaker showcase. Check out the fantastic assortment of workshops, speed sessions, posters, and peer groups we have lined up for the conference. Be sure to register by May 31 to get the best rate!
In the News
  • Kiplinger ran an article on the challenges and joys of grandparents raising grandchildren. The piece cites our National Center on Grandfamilies and quotes our Center's Co-Director Ana Beltran. Read the story.
Virtual Event— The New Advocate: Inspiring Action Amid Change
For nearly 20 years, child welfare professionals have gathered in Washington, DC to advocate, learn and share at the Family Focused Treatment Association's Annual Public Policy Institute. This year, join FFTA on May 25th and 26th as they share critical information and guidance on current and proposed federal policy, rule, and legislation that impacts child welfare professionals, their agencies, children and families, and their communities, all in an engaging virtual format. GRAND Voice Victoria Gray along with our National Center on Grandfamilies Co-Directors Jaia Peterson Lent and Ana Beltran are presenting during the event's "Spotlight on Kinship" session. Learn more and register.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our renewing member, St. Ann's Center for Intergenerational Care. We also thank The Eisner Foundation and The Brookdale Foundation for their contributions. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
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.
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.
Tweet of the Week
Culture United
The Intergenerational Tree by Kate MacLeod

Humankind has reached the end of its adolescence. The time has come to leave our solar system nest and see what the rest of the galaxy has to offer. Marie Marguerite has also reached the end of her adolescence, and she is ready for the great adventure of life on a generation ship heading to a neighboring star. But a well-meaning relative she has never met destroys her plans, leaving her alone on a dying space station as all her friends take off without her. What can she do, left behind in humankind’s past? The Intergenerational Tree is a science fiction novella with a generous side of Gothic romance, all wrapped around a young heroine who must rely on her own brains and a dash of snark to put her life back on track. Check it out.
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
Dancing Heart Live

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 Dancing Heart Live.

This program of Kairos Alive uses Zoom for a two-way interactive "TV Show" for all ages in Minneapolis, MN and beyond. These programs make connections and improve physical and mental health through dance, music, story, theatre, and the latest arts and health research. They promote trust, connection, joy, health, and intercultural celebration. 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
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives. Grants, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000, will fund one or more of the following areas of need: operational costs, including general support for staff, space, and utilities; collections care, including the acquisition of new materials, physical and digital storage fees, and access and preservation efforts; programming activities, including events, exhibitions, and publications; and activation and advocacy efforts, including resident community activist/archivist positions, ethical preservation of social media, and increased community use of the archive. Registration deadline: June 25, 2021. Application Deadline: July 2, 2021. Learn more.

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.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
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 award 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! 2021 National Foster Care Month Virtual Event: Practical Strategies for Engaging Young People. Date: May 20, 2021. Learn more.

Bridge Builder Award Virtual Event & Symposium. Date: May 13, 2021. Learn more.
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"Wherever there are beginners and experts, old and young, there is some kind of learning going on, some kind of teaching. We are all pupils, and we are all teachers."~Gilbert Highet
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