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 Volume 13, Issue 26
June 27, 2018
Generations United in the News
  • We applaud Senator Susan Collins and Senator Bob Casey  on the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act that now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. Senator Collins' press release mentioned us among the bill's supporters. Learn more.
  • In their Next Avenue article, Marc Freedman (CEO of Encore.Org) and Trent Stamp (CEO of The Eisner Foundation) explained how we can start ending age segregation in America. They shouted out Generations United and cited our report with The Eisner Foundation. Read their piece
  • The Zanesville Times Recorder featured Timeless Wings of Learning, an intergenerational program of North Terrace Christian Preschool and Brookdale Senior Living. The story also highlighted our report with The Eisner Foundation. Learn more.
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Join the Generations United team as the Policy and Program Coordinator. Help advance public policy and grassroots advocacy efforts surrounding grandfamilies and  intergenerational issues. Learn more and apply today!
Cool Ideas
GIVEback GOforward Program
The "GIVEback GOforward" program, a joint initiative of the Ohio departments of higher education and aging, gives those older than 60 an opportunity to volunteer at local agencies to earn tuition waivers at partnering universities and colleges. They can keep them for themselves or give them to another Ohio resident. John Row gave his tuition waiver to Chris Nelson, who he's known since Chris was in fifth grade. Chris earned his associate degree from Columbus State Community College and hopes to go on to finish his bachelor's degree at Ohio State University. 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.
Policy Updates
Culture United
Baking Day at Grandma's
Three bouncing little bear siblings, wrapped tight in their winter clothes, can't wait to tromp through the snow for Baking Day at Grandma's!  In a rhyming text that begs to be sung, the bears and their grandma pour and mix and stir--with breaks for hot cocoa and dancing--to create the perfect wintry treat. Then they wrap it up in ribbons to show that sweets are even better when they're shared. With a recipe in the back, this is a perfect family feel-good story. 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.
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AGE to age
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 1, 2018. Contact Irv Katz with any questions. Learn more.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
Generations United thanks our members and supporters for their contributions.  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 !
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Funding for Kinship Navigator Programs.  The Administration for Children and Families released their Program Instruction for states, territories and tribes operating Title IV-E programs to apply for FY 2018 funds to develop, enhance or evaluate kinship navigator programs. Deadline: July 20, 2018. Learn more

Selected Native Youth Group Survey Respondents Funded. The First Nations Development Institute launched a national survey to collect information about organizations serving Native American youth. Ten survey respondents will be selected to receive a $5,500 general support grant and be awarded travel scholarships to attend a convening held in conjunction with the 2018 First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference in September in Palm Springs, CA. Deadline for completing online survey: July 6, 2018.  Learn more.

Gen2Gen Summer Fund. Got an idea for a creative summer project that brings older adults and kids together for meaningful interaction? Apply today for a $250 award from the Gen2Gen Summer Fun(d)! Deadline: June 30, 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.
Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity. National Foster Parent Association. Orlando, FL. June 28-July 1, 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.
"We're the Germaine Greer 1 generation, and we're not going to go quietly. I'm still fighting the fight I was fighting when I was 14." ~Sarah-Jane Adams, 63, told the New York Times
1 Australian writer and public intellectual  Germaine Greer is regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century.

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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