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Plan on Presenting at, and Attending, Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale, July 21 - 24, 2015
Generations United in the News
NCOA's Call for Proposal: Benefit Enrollment Centers
Generations United in San Francisco!
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards Released!
Culture United
Be Civically Grand This November
New Toolkit Helps Older Adults Share Financial Information with Young People
Our Folks - Cool Ideas
Funding Opportunities
Great Resources
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 Volume 9, Issue 43
October 29, 2014

Plan on Presenting at, and Attending, Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale, July 21 - 24, 2015, in Honolulu, Hawaii

The island's respect and reverence for its kupuna - an honored elder, grandparent or older person - is why Generations United - in partnership with Seagull Schools, International Consortium of Intergenerational Programmes (ICIP), UNA-Hawaii and Japan NGO Council on Ageing (JANCA) - is excited to host their upcoming conference, Intergenerational Action on a Global Scale, in Hawai'i. Consider submitting a Call for Proposals- deadline November 15.  Visit the conference website for all conference details - including registration, which opens on November 3.

Generations United in the News

NCOA's Call for Proposal: Benefit Enrollment Centers 

The National Council on Aging's Center for Benefits Access is seeking nonprofit or public agencies to be part of their next cohort of Benefits Enrollment Centers (BEC). BECs use person-centered strategies in a coordinated, community-wide approach to find and enroll Medicare beneficiaries - both seniors (aged 65+ years) and adults (aged 21-64) living with disabilities who have limited income and resources - into available benefits. See Call for Proposal.

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Generations United in San Francisco!

Last week, Donna facilitated a panel discussion at the GIA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The Intergenerational Programming through Technology panel included Dr. Kerner and our Youth Jumpstart Grantees Duncan McDonell, Carly Rudinger and Sean Butler. Following the panel, conference attendees took selfies, using the Red Stamp mobile app. (See Red Stamp collage.) Click here for more conference highlights

A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks our Board member, Susan Dreyfus, as well as new member, Many Lights Foundation, and renewing members, Japan Society on Intergenerational Studies and Jewish Council for the Aging - Heyman Interages CenterMerci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you. You can also honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift. 
Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards Released!

Generations United - in partnership with the American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) - released the Model Family Foster Home Licensing Standards. For several years, this partnership worked on these comprehensive pre-placement licensing standards that, for the first time, help ensure children in foster care are safe while also establishing a reasonable, common-sense pathway to enable more relatives and non-related caregivers to become licensed foster parents. Learn more

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Culture United

This new weekly section in Generations This Week highlights films, books, pop culture, music and TV shows that have an intergenerational theme. 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. Our first feature is the film, Keep On Keepin' On, which highlights the friendship between legendary jazz musician Clark Terry, 86, and Justin Kauflin, a blind 23-year-old pianist who suffers from stage fright. 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

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Be Civically Grand This November

The author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek once said: "Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation." This midterm, what better way to model leadership than by taking a grandchild to the polls and exercising what Sharon Salzberg once called a "commitment to ourselves, one another" and our country. An election year is also a great time for older adults without grandchildren to talk with teens about the importance of making their voices heard. Click here for additional ideas.

New Toolkit Helps Older Adults Share Financial Information with Young People

NEFE has published a new financial toolkit to help older adults teach youth and young adults financial lessons to help them avoid debt and promotes saving and investing early in life. This resource presents ways to initiate conversations around personal finance with young people. Learn more

Cool Ideas

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 or just text us through the FacebookMessenger 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

Funding Opportunities

National Grants Program. ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry for the 2015 round of its National Grants Program. Grants range from $50,000-$500,000. This year ArtPlace intends to support approximately 40 projects with roughly $10 million. Deadline: 3:59 PM EST on Nov. 3, 2014. Learn more


Making the Future U.S. After-school and Summer Program Grants. Cognizant awards grants between $5,000 and $25,000 to child-serving U.S. non-profit organizations wishing to run after-school, in-school and summer Maker programs. Programs must support their mission to inspire young learners in the STEM disciplines by providing fun, hands-on learning opportunities. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014. Learn more


If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to Alan King at

Great Resources
Combating Food Insecurity: Tools for Helping Older Adults Access SNAP
This digital tool, developed by AARP Foundation and Food Research and Action Center, provides best practices for organizations of all sizes to implement and includes real examples of collateral and messages that have worked in communities across the nation. Learn more

Under One Roof and Connecting Generations 

These resources are available for the shipping and handling price -
Under One Roof is $4.50 and Connecting Generations is $5.50. Order your copies today!

Global Youth Forum 2014. People to People International. Kansas City, MO. Nov. 5-9, 2014.Learn more 


Medicare and Medicaid: The Next 50 Years. National Academy of Social Insurance. Washington, DC. Jan. 28 - 29, 2015. Learn more

47th Annual Senior Leadership Conference. Alliance for Children and Families. Clearwater Beach, FL. Feb. 21-24, 2015. Learn more 


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


SAVE the DATE: 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 9-11, 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 


"We must handle the woods, the water, the grasses so that we will hand them to our children and our children's children in better and not worse shape than we got them." ~President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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