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 Volume 12, Issue 17
April 26, 2017
This Year's Eisner Prize Winner Is...DOROT!
Generations United is thrilled to announce The Eisner Foundation will be awarding The Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence to DOROT, a long-time Generations United member and Program of Distinction! DOROT will be honored when Generations United and The Eisner Foundation jointly release a new survey and report on May 16 at the National Press Club in the Holeman Lounge. The event will be emceed by journalist and political analyst Juan WilliamsLearn more
Marian Wright Edelman on The 5th National GrandRally: Building a Community of Hope
In her Child Watch column, Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund (a GrandRally partner and one of Generations United's founding organizations), used Simona Biles's story to highlight the importance of relative care and to mention our upcoming GrandRally event! Read her column
Award-Winning Author to Speak at the GrandRally Dinner
We're excited that Michael Morris, an award-winning author, will speak at the May 9th GrandRally dinner! A fifth-generation native of Perry, Florida, Michael knows Southern culture and characters. They are the foundation and inspiration for the stories and novels he writes. His debut novel, A Place Called Wiregrass, won the Christy Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, Slow Way Home, was nationally ranked as one of the top three recommended books by the American booksellers Association. Learn more about Michael Morris. Following Michael,  internationally-acclaimed musician, SaulPaul , will rock the dinner with a performance! SaulPaul will also perform at the GrandRally the next day.  Register for both the GrandRally and dinner
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank Julie Tippens, who gave In Honor of Bill Libro's birthday, for her donation. T ogether,  we  are  building  a world that values all generations! 
You can 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.  If you're an organization, join us!

Conference "Session Snapshot"

We're less than two months away from Generations Remixed, our 19th Global Intergenerational Conference in Milwaukee, WI! Can't wait to see what the program has in store?  Check out our Session Snapshot for a first look at the presentations and speakers we'll welcome from around the world.  If you're interested in reserving ad space in our conference program book, the deadline to submit is next Fri, May 5th. Learn more and reserve your ad using our sponsorship form . Register for the conference .
Cool Ideas
Senior Angels
This week's cool idea is Senior Angels in Georgia, a flexible volunteer program, providing a variety of ways young people can make a difference in an older adult's life. 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 .
Culture United
Just Between Us: Grandmother and Granddaughter - A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal
"This unique guide celebrates the intergenerational bond by providing space to share stories, record memories, answer questions, and offer advice.  Thoughtful guidelines and inspired prompts pave the way to discussing everything from childhood dreams and family history to favorite books, music, recipes, and more. With plenty of free space to personalize the content, plus fun pages for drawing pictures and making lists, this journal will help grandmothers and granddaughters create memories to cherish." -Publicist

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.
Vaccine Memes
This meme of Generations United Board Member Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, is part of Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations , an awareness-raising campaign we launched in the United States through partnerships with the Gerontological Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics with support from Pfizer. See more memes .

Generations United is now working with the  Tokyo Metropolitan Institute on Gerontology in Japan and the University of Granada in Spain to lead the work in their countries. Follow  #bandAGEofhonor and  learn more about our campaign
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Lifespan Respite Funding Opportunity.  The Administration for Community Living will fund up to two cooperative agreements with a federal funding level of up to $200,000 per award for a 36 month project period. The grant will fund planning, establishing and expanding/enhancing Lifespan Respite Care systems in the states. Deadline: June 14, 2017. Learn more

The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge.  Encore.Org will award $100,000 in cash prizes, coaching and a year of ongoing support to help  innovators of any age come up with new ways to bring the talents of older adults to benefit youth.   Deadline: May 7, 2017. Learn more

Funding Opportunity for Early Career Researchers to Increase Health & Equity. New Connections, a national project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a career development program for early career researchers. The program offers funding to investigators from "historically disadvantaged backgrounds" - challenges individuals may have faced because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical, learning or other disability, or because they are first-generation college graduates. Deadline: May 16, 2017. Learn more

Campus Interfaith Innovation Grants. Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is offering grants of $4,000-$5,000 to institutions of higher education that are turning religious diversity into a unifying force. Through the generous suppor ot Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Fetzer Institute, IFYC is offering multiple granting opportunities.  Deadline: May 15, 2017.  Learn more

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Our Work: A Framework for Accelerating Progress for Children and Youth in America. This new report from America's Promise Alliance explores how the American Dream is both real and at risk for young people. The report dives into the lessons learned over the last two decades, providing concrete examples of what works and offering specific guidance on key areas to focus efforts and energy. Learn more
5th National GrandRally: Building a Community of Hope. Generations United. May 10, 2017. Washington, DC.  Learn more

United We Thrive: The Power of Intergenerational Unity. Generations United and The Eisner Foundation. May 16, 2017. Washington, DC. Learn more
2017 Global Intergenerational Conference - Generations Remixed. Generations United and St. Ann Center for  Intergenerational Care. Milwaukee, WI. June 13-16, 2017.  Learn more  

National Foster Parent Association 2017 Education Conference. NFPA. June 21-24, 2017. Houston, TX. Learn more

The International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology (IAGG) 2017 World Congress. IAGG and The Gerontological Society of America. San Francisco, CA. July 23-27, 2017. Learn more

Take Off with Respite! 2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference. ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Huntsville, AL. Oct. 11-13, 2017. Learn more

2017 Young Adult Services Symposium. Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).   Louisville, KY. Nov. 3 -5, 2017.  Learn more

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018.  Learn more
"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things." ~Mother Teresa

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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