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 Volume 10, Issue 8
February 25, 2015

New Advanced Registration Rate - Deadline: May 31!

If you missed our limited-time special registration rate, register today at our new advanced rate of only $375!

 for Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale, July 21-24! While you're on our site, check out our pre-conference/site visitsculture-based and environmental action projects and more. Check out the low-cost accommodations, and be sure to watch for flight specials like the one Delta is currently running.

New Child Welfare Policy Manual Q&A on Successor Guardian Benefits Grandfamilies

The Children's Bureau has released a new Q&A to clarify questions related to one of the provisions of the recently passed Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act. (Learn more about this legislation's key provisions for grandfamilies.) The Q&A discusses the successor guardianship provision, which allows guardianship payments for children to be transferred to the care of a another named successor guardian if the child's guardian dies or is otherwise unable to care for them. Learn more about the new Q&A.

It's Award Season at Generations United 

Hollywood's award season might be over. But we're just getting started! Generations United is seeking nominations for outstanding organizations and individuals that make significant contributions towards intergenerational programs and practices. Generations United will present the awards during the Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale conference, July 21-24, in Honolulu, HI. (Honorees must be present to accept their awards.) See award categories and nominate an outstanding individual or best practice for our awards.

Webinar: Effective Collaboration for System Improvement

Advocates for Families First (AFF) - a collaboration of Generations United, the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) - invites you to join us on Feb. 27, at 1pm EST (noon CST, 11am MST and 10am PST) to learn about biases and fears that hinder successful collaborations. The webinar will also discuss strategies to diffuse those challenging beliefs and develop the language and tools for effectively achieving positive change through collaboration. Register today!

NCCA Launches Early Bird Conference Registration 
The National Center for Creative Aging launched their early bird registration for the Creative Age: Creativity and Aging in America, May 18-21, in Washington, DC. Save over 20 percent on select conference events by registering before April 17, 2015. Register today!
Culture United

Slow Way Home

Michael Morris' Slow Way Home follows the journey of 8-year-old Brandon, who's beyond his years and understands he's the only one in this world he can count on. The day his mother leaves, Brandon takes the first step toward shaping his own destiny. Soon he sends himself spending pleasant days playing with his cousins on his grandparents' farm and trying to forget the past. In the safety of that place, Brandon finally is able to trust the love of an adult to help iron out the wiry places until his nerves are as steady as any other boy's. Learn more


Do you know of any films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme? Share them with us and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. Disclaimer: Inclusion in this section is not an endorsement from Generations United. Rather, it is a way of showing the multiplying impact when the arts and pop culture are age-advantaged.

A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks our members and supporters. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you. You can also honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society.
Workforce Academy for Youth (WAY) - Cool Ideas
In the latest of series, we feature 
Workforce Academy for Youth (WAY)based in San Diego County, California. This program provides paid internships and older-adult mentors for foster youth. Tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas. You can also post them to our 
Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group or just text us through the Facebook Messenger app (friend me to join our Cool Ideas group discussion). We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! Share the inspiration. Learn more about WAY
Funding Opportunities
Art Works Grant. The National Endowment for the Arts is offering grants between $10,000 and $100,000 for innovative art that engages the full range of demographics of their communities, as well as individuals of all physical and cognitive abilities. Deadline: Rolling. Learn more 

Internship. The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is recruiting for their summer internship programs. Qualified upper division undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates looking to explore their next career choices, will have access to an unmatched internship experience. Deadline: March 1, 2015. Learn more


Generations United encourages you to submit intergenerational projects. If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at

Great Resources


Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards, Under One Roof
and Connecting Generations
These resources are available for the shipping and handling price - Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards - $4.50, Under One Roof - $4.50, Connecting Generations - $5.50. Order your copies today!

An Intergenerational Community Built on an Innovative Funding Model and Partnerships: Visit to Bridge Meadows. Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. Portland, OR. March 18 - 19, 2015. Learn more


Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. Chicago, IL. March 23-27, 2015. Learn more 


Ready by 21 National Meeting. The Forum for Youth Investment. New Orleans, LA. March 31 - April 2, 2015. Learn more 


More Powerful Together: The 26th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council. Washington, DC. April 8-11, 2015. Learn more 


Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale. Generations United, Seagull Schools, International Consortium of Intergenerational Programmes (ICIP), UNA-Hawaii and JANCA. Honolulu, HI. July 21-24, 2015. Learn more 


2015 Joint International Conference: Global Communities Coming Together. Aged and Community Services Australia and IAHSA. Perth, Australia. August 31 - September 4, 2015. Learn more

"Generations are not competitors for life's satisfactions; they are partners in the search for well-being." ~Harold L. Sheppard

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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