Volume 16 | Issue 9 | March 3, 2021
Generations This Week
News for Advocates of Children, Youth and Older Adults from Generations United
In the News
  • We applaud Senators Bob Casey, Mark Kelly, and Kirsten Gillibrand who introduced a bill funding Older Americans Act services, which includes funding to support multigenerational engagement. The press release names Generations United as a supporter of the bill. Learn more.

  • The Star Tribune ran a story on how the pandemic is accelerating the trend to multigenerational living in Minnesota. The article quotes our Executive Director Donna Butts. Learn more
A Message to Our Listeners!
Last week, we shared our recent episode of The Generations United Podcast, which is listened to in 29 countries and territories including the U.S., Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, China, Germany, and Spain to name a few. In the U.S., our podcast is listened to in over 550 cities including Los Angeles; Englewood, Colorado; Columbus, Ohio, and Minneapolis.

We're grateful to our listeners who—in addition to their smartphones and computers—listen to each episode on their Apple Watch and through their smart speakers and smart TVs.

One listener commented: "I've been listening to this podcast since it started, and it really is my go-to place for inspiration and information at the cutting edge about connecting generations within our communities. ...The stories shared on this podcast by inspiring leaders always piques my curiosity and forces me to ask, 'What more can I do to be a part of this movement?'"

If you're one of our listeners, thank you! If you're not, and you're looking to be inspired and informed, check out an episode and subscribe.
Recording Available! Stronger Together: The Benefits of Intergenerational Programs for Everyone
Missed our Stronger Together webinar with Generations United and colleagues from NYU Silver School of Social Work? Check out the recording to learn about the latest research and resources from the field; innovative models; and practical tips for creating or expanding high-quality #intergenerational programs. The webinar was hosted by the American Society on Aging with support from the RRF Foundation for Aging. Complimentary CEUs are available. Watch the recording.
Generations United Virtual Conference
Deadline Extended for Awards Nominations
Generations United will be presenting several awards honoring outstanding individuals, programs, and best practices in the intergenerational field during the Generations United 21st Global Intergenerational Conference, which is being held virtually June 15-17, 2021. Nominate someone for the Generations United Intergenerational Innovation Award, Grandfamilies Award, and the Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research. Extended deadline: March 22, 2021. Learn more.
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our renewing member, AARP, and Damare Theriot for their contributions. Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society. If you're an organization, join us!
Tweet of the Week
Cool Idea
St. Cajetan Church's Vaccine Event

This event targeted Latino older adults with the goal of vaccinating 1,000 people. It took the help of 30 college and high school students who volunteered to help get older neighbors signed up to get vaccinated at a drive-thru clinic in southwest Denver. 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 Life Ahead

"The third adaptation of Romain Gary's 1975 book The Life Before Us, The Life Ahead is about a Holocaust survivor, who takes in the children of local sex workers, either temporarily or permanently. In a society that all too often lets people slip through the cracks, Madame Rosa is the glue of her particular neighborhood. As she nears the end of her life, one child under her care helps her through that difficult process."—Roger Ebert | 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
NEW! Support for Community Gardens in the U.S. and Canada. The Nature's Path Gardens for Good program will award 21 grants of $5,000 each to community gardens that make fresh organic food more accessible in the local neighborhood. Deadline: March 24, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! J.M.K. Innovation Prize. This initiative of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the United States. Each Prize will provide a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 in technical assistance funds. Deadline for first-round applications: April 30, 2021. Deadline to register for information webinar: March 30, 2021. Learn more.

NEW! Support for Youth-Led Service Projects. The Riley's Way Foundation's Call for Kindness program empowers young leaders throughout the country to use kindness and empathy to create meaningful connections and positive change. The program will provide grants of up to $3,000 to up to 30 teen-led projects in 2021. Deadline: April 7, 2021. Learn more.

RRF Foundation for Aging—which has awarded over 5,000 grants of more than $255 million—is accepting proposal applications for its next grant cycle in their priority areas: caregiving, economic security in later life, housing, social and intergenerational connectedness. The Foundation will also remain open to considering compelling applications on other topics. Deadline: May 1, 2021. Learn more.

The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health is a collaborative fund focusing on the mental health and well-being of adolescents who are of color and/or LGBTQ+. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a devastating impact on young people across the United States, The Upswing Fund will provide critical resources to front-line organizations that provide the services that young people rely on. Learn more about their fall grant opportunity which opened October 20th.

If you have—or know of—any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to gu@gu.org.
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources
Research & Resources
NEW! Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder May Reduce Substantiated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect. This new paper by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the Department of Health and Human Services on the relationship between buprenorphine treatment and child maltreatment. The paper finds, for the first time, that increase availability of buprenorphine treatment predicts reductions in certain types of child maltreatment case loads in 25 states. 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 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 are important to protect both older adults and children. Check it out.
Upcoming Events
NEW! Reframing Childhood Adversity: Promoting Upstream Approaches. Join the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities on March 22, 2 pm ET, to hear new recommendations on reframing childhood adversity from the FrameWorks Institute. The event will highlight a new strategic brief that takes recent science and current communications contexts into account and speaks more directly to racial and social justice, while aligning with efforts to reimagine child welfare systems into child well-being systems. Learn more.
NEW! National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. Join the Food Research & Action Center, March 16—18, 2021, and thoughts of anti-hunger advocates for content-rich sessions, networking, a virtual Lobby Day, and more. Learn more.
The Virtual Facilitation Learning Lab. Dr. Corita Brown and former Encore colleague Karimah Nonyameko are offering a learning lab where facilitators can share best practices, experiments, and challenges in designing and facilitating meaningful, connective, participatory, and inclusive online spaces. Dates: March 9th, 16th, and 23rd | 12 pm - 1:30 pm ET. Learn more.
Registration now open for Generations United's 2021 Virtual Conference! Don't miss our early bird discount that goes until March 15th. Dates: June 15-17, 2021. Learn more and register today.
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"Let us take care of the children because they have a long way to go. Let us take care of the elders because they have come a long way. Let us take care of those in between because they are doing the work."~Nelson Mandela
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