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 Volume 14, Issue 50
Dec. 11, 2019
Request for Information: Caregiver Advisory Council
The Administration for Community Living is requesting information to inform the work of the  Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenThe information will help the Council develop an initial report to Congress, which will include best practices, resources, and other useful information for grandparents and other older relatives raising children. The council is co-chaired by Generations United's Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent and also includes our GRAND Voice Members: Sarah Smalls -- VA, Bette Hoxie -- ME, Gail Engel -- CO, Sonya Begay , Navajo (Dine') -- MD, and Sharon Olson -- MN.  Please consider sharing your experiences, challenges, successes, and ideas . Deadline: Feb. 7, 2020. Learn more
Grant News
  • Generations United is partnering with the Infant Nutrition Council of America to share the findings of a study on safety in the use of infant formula with grandparents raising grandchildren. The study identifies pitfalls that grandparents and others need to know for the well-being of the infants in their care.  Some of our GRAND Voice Members are advising Generations United on the project.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our board member Barb Quaintance as well as Bert Hayslip and Marilyn & John Oyler for their contributions. We also thank Jean Josephson  who gave in honor of Mary Anne Mason.  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 !
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Cool Ideas
Koreatown Youth and Community Center
At the Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC), youth engage with older adult volunteers from the Korean American Women's Association (KAWA). KAWA brings fun activities that teach the students KYCC serves about traditional Korean culture. Watch the Grant Spotlight video to 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
The Inheritance
The play is set in contemporary Manhattan. Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide-with explosive results. Learn more
Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions?  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.
Tweet of the Week
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Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Conflict Resolution Grants. The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations. One or two applicants will be selected each year to receive Year 1 grant funding of up to $40,000 to support their efforts to develop, refine, or expand programming in that subject area. Grant recipients may also be eligible for Year 2 funding of up to $20,000, contingent upon the satisfactory achievement of Year 1 benchmarks and goals. Deadline: Jan. 6, 2020. Learn more.

Grants Enhance Youth Running Programs. The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity. Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to nonprofit community organizations that initiate and support youth running programs for youths 18 and younger. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2019. Learn more .

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Pathways to Sustainable Intergenerational Programs: Lessons Learned from Portugal. This article by Cláudia Azevedo and Mariano Sánchez addresses how the sustainability of educational intergenerational programs relates to why and how intergenerational program managers in the Portuguese area of Porto may have developed different attitudes and beliefs around adequate implementation of the programs. Learn more.

A Place to Call Home: Building Affordable Housing for Grandfamilies.  This sixth edition of the annual State of Grandfamilies in America report detailed the housing challenges these families face and highlighted innovative programs that offer potential for nationwide expansion. Learn more.

Healthier Together. This infographic illustrates the important role vaccinations play in enabling older adults to be healthy providers of care for babies and children whether on a part time (child care) or full time (grandfamilies) basis. Download the full infographic
Connecting Generations in Senior Housing: A Program Implementation Toolkit. Generations United, in collaboration with LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMASS Boston and with funding from the Retirement Research Foundation, released an 82-page toolkit. The resource contains practical information and templates to help housing providers and leaders at other organizations to plan, develop, implement, evaluate and sustain intergenerational programs. Learn more. 
Save the Date! Moving Respite Forward. International Short Break Association (ISBA), ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing, and the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin. Madison, WI. June 16-19, 2020. 

International Conference for Intergenerational Programs and Practices 2020. Japan Society for Intergenerational Studies & International Consortium for Intergenerational Programs. Japan. Sept. 16-18, 2020. Learn more.
  • Stay tuned for more info on our Executive Director Donna Butts's presentation.
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" Solidarity between generations is fundamental for achieving a society for all ages." ~UN Madrid Plan of Action

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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