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 Volume 13, Issue 19
May 9, 2018
Generations United on the Road 
  • Donna Butts is presenting at the International Day of Families observance at United Nations Headquarters in New York on May 15*. Two events are open to the public, but you must RSVP today for your pass to enter UN premises. Learn more.
  • Are you in or near Dobbs Ferry, NY on Wed., June 6? Catch Donna's keynote address, "Reaching Across Generations: Building a Longer, Strong Life," at Mercy College's event, Living Longer, Staying StrongerLearn more.
  • Our Special Projects Director Sheri Steinig is presenting at our May 17 webinar with The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) on best practices for engaging older adults through intergenerational programs! Register today.
  • If you're in or near New Jersey on Thurs., May 17, don't miss Donna, who's delivering the keynote address at Stockton University's Successful Aging Festival. Learn more
Donna's UN presentation is part of the Expert Group Meeting, which is closed to the public.  
Strolling Thunder - Think Babies TM!
Yesterday, we heard the rumble of over 50 people of all ages joining ZERO TO THREE on Capitol Hill to bring national attention to what babies and families need to thrive. Check out our recap.
News from Our Members
Generations United is proud to be a membership organization. We love to shine a light on our members!
  • ONEgeneration announced on Monday the expansion of its program offerings with the addition of Grandparents As Parents (GAP), a 31-year-old agency that provides support, services and advocacy to meet the needs of grandparents and other relatives raising children. This expansion allows We've worked with GAP over the years and are delighted to hear about the integration.  Learn more.
If you're a member of Generations United and have a project, event or accomplishment you want highlighted in our "New from Our Members," please email Alan King.

A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank our new member, REUNIONCare, Inc., for their contributions. We also thank  Brittany Nobles for her donation.  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 !
The Momentum of Hope: Personal Stories of Moral Injury
Volunteers of America invites you to join them on May 15 in Washington, DC. The event will celebrate the authors featured in The Momentum of Hope and experts in moral injury as they discuss and read from a vivid and moving collection of essays by people who have experienced trauma and made the journey to recovery. It offers perspectives from veterans, ministers working for justice, Holocaust survivors and caregivers. Learn more.
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Culture United
Tom by Tomie dePaola
"With gentle humor and his usual master of line and composition, [Tomie] dePaola conveys the strong bond of affection between Tom and little Tommy, from the photo-album snapshot of the proud grandfather holding a baby on the title page to the big hug of the mischief-makers that ends the book."- Horn Book | 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
SAGE Eldercare
SAGE Eldercare, in Summit, NJ, recently held its ninth annual sensitivity training program that involved more than 60 5th grade students from Summit's Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School. The youth participated in hands-on exercises to experience what it feels like to have declining physical and cognitive health. 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 $200,000,000 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 .

Taking Action: Acting Locally Linking Globally. National Youth Leadership Council. St. Paul, MN. June 18-21, 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.
"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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