Volume 16 | Issue 27 | July 7, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
In the News
  • USA TODAY Money did a story on how to buy a multigenerational house with your family. The article cites Generations United. Learn more.

  • The Ascent Money ran a piece on the three benefits of multigenerational living. The story cites Generations United. Read the article.

  • Nasdaq published an article on how to make a multigenerational home purchase work. The piece, which initially ran in The Ascent Money, cites Generations United. Learn more.
Generations United's Virtual Intergenerational Conference
Recordings Now Available!
If you attended Generations United's virtual conference, remember the recordings for all live sessions as well as pre-recorded on-demand content is still available until July 11. Be sure to take full advantage of your conference registration and watch any sessions you missed. Review your last conference email for instructions on how to access the recordings.
Cool Idea
Teen Internship Program of DOROT in New York

Each week, we'll be highlighting a program from our resource, Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Next up is Teen Internship Program of DOROT in New York.

This program is one of the intergenerational initiatives that went virtual during the pandemic. This program includes approximately 100 high school students in ninth through twelfth grades to receive high-quality training and leadership development while volunteering in small groups. This unique opportunity for ongoing community service meaningfully connects teens with older adults one afternoon per week through friendly phone calls, intergenerational workshops, and creative arts programming. Contact Judith Turner for more information on DOROT’s guidelines for their online activities. Learn more about the internship program.

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.
We’re hiring!
Generations United is seeking an Operations Coordinator to join our team. This position will support our human resources and financial departments. Deadline to apply: July 16, 2021. Read the full job description.
Episode 19: Mary O'Donnell and Ernest Gonzales on the Benefits of Intergenerational Programs
Correction: Last week's announcement included a bad link. The correct link is included below.

A few months ago, Generations United released our latest set of free resources that we developed with support from RRF Foundation for Aging. Mary O'Donnell and Dr. Ernest Gonzales, whose research team led the development of Generations United's new resources, joined our Executive Director Donna Butts for a rich discussion on the benefits of intergenerational programs.

This episode focuses on how the RRF Foundation for Aging came to include intergenerational programs in their funding priorities and what the Foundation has learned about intergenerational programs. The episode also explores what Dr. Gonzales and his research team learned while creating the intergenerational tools. Listen to the episode.
Generations United Recognizes Quality Intergenerational Programs
Do you or your community have a program that is effectively creating meaningful connections across generations? Generations United invites you to apply to be selected as a Program of Distinction, the U.S. benchmark for high-quality, high-impact intergenerational programs. The designation is the only of its kind, as it aims to recognize excellence while celebrating the rich diversity among intergenerational programs. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2021See additional information or contact Sheri Steinig.
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A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks our members and supporters for their contributions. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Culture United
Summer of Soul
Over the summer of 1969, ahead of Woodstock, another music festival took place. The Harlem Cultural Festival lasted six weeks during the Black Power Movement and featured Black artists such as Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Mavis Staples, and Ray Barretto. That moment is highlighted in a new documentary, Summer of Soul, the directorial debut of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the Roots drummer and co-leader of the group. The film was created from 40 hours of live festival footage along with news accounts and recent interviews with artists and concertgoers. The movie celebrates the differences in musical genres and among the generations in the crowd. 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.
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
American Rescue Plan Funds. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) received $135 million in the American Rescue Plan Act. The NEA is directing 40 percent of that allocation to 62 state, jurisdictional, and regional arts organizations. The NEA will award the remaining 60 percent of the funding in competitive grants to support jobs in the arts and culture sector and keep the doors open to nonprofit organizations and local arts agencies nationwide. Deadline: Aug. 12, 2021. Learn more.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
NEW! A Seat at the Table: Piloting Continuous Learning to Engage Fathers and Parental Relatives in Child Welfare. This new report from Mathematica and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families highlights a methodology by the Fathers and Continuous Learning (FCL) in Child Welfare project. This method known as the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) was tested to improve placement stability and permanency outcomes for children by engaging their fathers and paternal relatives. Learn more.

New Intergenerational Resources. This latest set of free resources, developed by Generations United with support from RRF-Foundation for Aging, aims to strengthen and expand intergenerational programs. The new publications—Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs, Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone, and Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic—support the growing field of practice by increasing the knowledge and skills of people working to connect and support older adults, children, and youth. Learn more.

Fact sheet: Intergenerational Shared Sites includes updated information about these important program models and what we know about their impact. Learn more.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Intergenerational Shared Sites Chart is designed to share some federal funding sources that include—or could include—support for intergenerational shared sites. Learn more.

Generations United's 2020 State of Grandfamilies Report—Facing a Pandemic: Grandfamilies Living Together During COVID-19 and Thriving BeyondGrandfamily caregivers are the first line of defense for children during the pandemic, having stepped in when parents cannot raise them for many reasons, including cases where children's parents have died from the COVID-19 virus. Download the full report, watch Senator Sherrod Brown's award acceptance speech, and listen to stories of grandfamilies impacted by COVID-19. Learn more.

Staying Healthy Across Generations: Vaccines are Essential for All Ages. Generations United's new infographic illustrates that vaccines aren't just for kids-they protect all generations- especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying up to date on vaccines for the flu, pneumonia and whooping cough is important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.
Upcoming Events
NEW! Kinship Navigator Partnerships: Supporting Kinship Families Through Respite and Child Care Services. Date: July 7, 2021. Learn more.

IFFD Interational Advocacy Workshop. Dates: Sept. 1-3, 2021. Learn more.

Family Megatrends in the Future of Europe. Date: July 9, 2021. Learn more.
"I did a Ringo tour once and had a local band at every gig open for us just to give them exposure."~Ringo Starr on helping young musicians (Happy 81st Birthday, Ringo Starr!)
We want Generations This Week to be a real resource for you. Please send us any national news on intergenerational issues in addition to upcoming conferences, funding opportunities, reports, and webinars. You can share local and state events in our Facebook group. Please also let us know how we can improve! Email us at gu@gu.org. We'd love to hear from you!

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