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from Generations United

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 Volume 13, Issue 32
August 8, 2018
Generations United in the News
  • MarketWatch reprinted Donna's Next Avenue piece on the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren law. Learn more.
Get Ready for Grandparents Day - Sept. 9!
Generations United invites you to Do Something Grand in honor of Grandparents Day. Visit  to get ideas and information on ways that you and your organization can get involved.
The Plaza Assisted Living in Honolulu, HI - 2018 Gen2Gen Champion
Congrats to our friends at The Plaza Assisted Living on receiving a micro-grant from's Generation to Generation! Two hundred people of all ages applied to the Gen2Gen Summer Fun(d) in June with a wealth of scrappy, creative and fun ideas to bring the generations together. The Plaza was among the 20 winners! Learn more.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank William Carey for his donation, which he gave in honor of "A very special person's birthday," and Donna Butts for her donation in honor of the Generations United family and 21 amazing years. 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 !
Cool Ideas
OurBRIDGE for Kids
This Charlotte, NC-based nonprofit, which is housed at an assisted living facility, saw a surge in volunteers, young and old, after reports that America's Immigration and Customs Enforcement has separated children from their parents. Community members signed up to help immigrant and refugee children in their city. 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
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
In this sequel -- 10 years after the blockbuster hit, Mama Mia!, -- the films goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. In 1979, young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter who she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi. Thanks for the recommendation, Danica! 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.
Do you have an intergenerational immigration story?

Do you have stories of how a grandparent or an elder who was an immigrant influenced your life? Do you work with older or younger immigrants or immigrant families in an intergenerational program or setting? Are you an immigrant grandparent raising your grandchild or older adult who works with young people? Generations United is requesting stories to possibly highlight on our Together blog for Grandparents Day (Sept. 9)! Deadline to submit is Sept. 7. See our submission guidelines, then share your stories with us at

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P&J Beacon Buddies Program
Does Your Program Have What it Takes to be A Program of Distinction?
Does your intergenerational program meet critical needs in your community? Does it provide clear, meaningful roles for participants of all ages and abilities? Do you go above and beyond to train staff and participants? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have what it takes to be named an intergenerational Program of Distinction! Each year, we recognize outstanding programs across the country that reflect the rich diversity among programs that involve older and younger generations.  The deadline to apply is August 31, 2018.  Contact Irv Katz with any questions. Learn more .
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
2018 Diversity Awards. Grantmakers in Aging is now accepting nominations of national, regional, and local individuals, programs, and organizations that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging. Deadline: Sept. 6, 2018. Learn more.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The purpose of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by supporting cultural organizations that, in turn, support artists and their work. Grants are provided to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations, and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts.  Deadline: Sept. 1, 2018. Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
All In Together: Creating Places Where Young And Old Thrive. This new report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation  includes the findings of two national surveys, profiles of model programs and recommendations for how we can increase the number of intergenerational shared sites .   Learn more .

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.
20th Global Intergenerational Conference.  Generations United and Bridge Meadows. Portland, OR. June 12-14, 2019. Learn more.

Texas Taking the Next Step: 2018 Geriatric Symposium. Texas Health and Human Services. Georgetown, TX. Aug. 13-14, 2018.  Learn more .

Explore New Territory.  ZERO TO THREE. Denver, CO. Oct. 3-5, 2018. Learn more.

National Caregivers Conference. The Family Resource Network. Iselin, NJ. Oct. 11, 2018. Learn more.

Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more.
"She's the one who taught me about hard work. She's the one who put off buying a new car or a new dress for herself so that I could have a better life. She poured everything she had into me. ..." ~Barack Obama on his grandmother. Happy birthday (8/4) President Obama!

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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