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 Volume 11, Issue 43
October 26, 2016
Generations United in the News
  • In his article for the October AARP Bulletin, Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor, author of author of The Next America, focused on elders helping youth! The article quoted Donna Butts and's Marc Freedman. Read the full story
  • In his article for The Journal Star, Thomas Bruch reported on the benefits of intergenerational programs. He quoted Donna Butts on how it helps young and old. Read the article. 

Monday is the Deadline to Submit to Present

If you were planning to submit a proposal to present at Generations Remixed, the 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference, you have until Mon., Oct. 31. Generations Remixed will cover a wide range of topics and will include four different types of education sessions.Learn more

A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks our members and supporters for their contributions.  You can also contribute and/or honor a friend or loved one with a Tribute Gift to Generations United.  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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Memes Show the Importance of Vaccinations Across the Lifespan
This meme of Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation,  is part of o ur  Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations   campaign. T he campaign  is a partnership of Generations United, the  Gerontological Society of America   and the American Academy of Pediatrics with support from 
Pfizer .   Check out additional memes  and  share them.  Follow 
Nominations Now Open for the 2017 Ageless Award!
Every year, the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation honors older adults making a difference in the lives of all ages. The honorees made their communities a better place over the years as a volunteer, philanthropist, mentor or business leader. Learn more
Culture United
Mr. Holmes
Long-retired, Sherlock Holmes has difficulty employing his well-known logic to resolve mysteries past and present. The potential unleashed when young and old come together is evident when Holmes befriends his live-in housekeeper's 10-year-old son. The young boy assists Holmes as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement.

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. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
Intergenerational STEM Education
This week's cool idea is Grandma Sue. She's a retired educator who's teaching her nearly 250 students (or "grandkids" as she affectionately calls them) how to become engineers. 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 .
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Whole Kids Foundation: School Garden Grant Program. 
The Foundation's School Garden Grant Program provides support for edible gardens at K-12 schools in the U.S. and Canada. These grants of $2,000 are awarded to schools as well as nonprofit organizations working in partnership with schools. Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016. Learn more

Culture of Health Prize. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will award up to 10 winning communities $25,000 each and will feature their success stories. Eligible communities must be in the U.S., place a priority on health and create powerful partnerships and deep commitments to help all ages live well. Deadline: Phase 1 - Nov. 3, 2016 | Phase 2 - Jan. 20, 2017.  Learn more

Responsive Grants.  The Retirement Research Foundation awards grants for advocacy, training, and research projects, all with national relevance. 
Proposals are considered from organizations located anywhere in the United States. RRF has awarded more than $200 million for innovative projects that benefit older Americans.  LOI Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016 | Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017.
If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Busting the Apple Wide Open: The Naked Truth - Confronting Implicit Biases & Breaking Kinship Care Myths.  A Second Chance, Inc. This webinar will share strategic insights to private and governmental providers of kinship care on how a values-driven culture is demonstrated in outcomes.  Thurs., Oct. 27 at 2pm EDT. Learn more

Research & Resources  
New Report Recommends Actions to Replace the Youth Prison Model. This report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends a continuum of community-based programs over the prison model for America's youth. The report also documents how youth detention facilities fail to protect the community and turn young lives around. Learn more

Children Placed in Foster Care Struggle With More Physical and Mental Health Issues.  This study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children placed in foster care were five times more likely to have anxiety, six times more likely to have behavioral problems and seven times more likely to be depressed. Learn more
Grand Partners in Education Family Engagement Toolkit.  This Generations United guide is intended to help educational stakeholders on how to engage grandparents to jumpstart or enhance family engagement in schools.  Learn more

Generations United: Because We're Stronger Together.  Generations United 's animated video about the value of intergenerational communities serves as a companion piece to the infographic in our Creating an Age-Advantaged Community Toolkit . The video is an engaging tool for educating and inspiring communities to embrace and invest in intergenerational solutions. Watch the video
LeadingAge Annual Meeting and EXPO. LeadingAge. Indianapolis, IN. Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2016. Learn more

IAVE World Youth Volunteer Conference & 24th World Volunteer Conference. International Association for Volunteer Effort and Cemefi. Mexico City, MX. Nov. 3-5 and 7-10, 2016.  Learn more

Call for Proposals for 2017 CWLA National Conference. Child Welfare League of America. Washington, DC. Proposal deadline: Nov. 30, 2016. Learn more
*Generations Remixed. Generations United and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. Milwaukee, WI. June 13-16, 2017. (Proposals for presentation due Oct. 31st.)  Learn more  

Registration Now Open! International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018. Learn more
"Youth has no age." ~Pablo Picasso

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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