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 Volume 14, Issue 7
February 13, 2019
Generations United's State of the Union Response
Last week, the President said this is "the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty...that links us together as citizens" and neighbors. In response, Generations United called on the Administration and Congress to support families impacted by immigration and the opioid crisis while supporting family leave, and infrastructure improvements that benefit all generations. Learn more
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Encore.Org's Eunice Lin Nichols Among Leadership Award Recipients
Congrats to Eunice,'s vice president and director of the Gen2Gen campaign, on being among the five winners of the Irvine Foundation's 2019 Leadership Awards! Watch the video, then learn more.
Deadline for Awards Nomination - Next Week!
The deadline for award submission is next Friday - Feb. 22! Consider  nominating an individual, team, organization, or community group for their outstanding contributions to the fields of intergenerational work and grandfamilies. M ultiple awards will be presented throughout our conference in June.  Learn more about the awards and submit your nomination .    
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank the Turrell Fund  for their donation. 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 !
Carol Larson Retires from the Packard Foundation
Congrats to Carol Larson on her retirement after 15 years as president/CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation! We thank her for being an intergenerational champion and wish her all the best in her next chapter! Learn more.  
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Cool Ideas
Healthy Changes Everything Flash Mob
It's American Heart Month. We remember the intergenerational flash mob that the BlueCross BlueShield of Western NY once coordinated. On that day, crowds of elders, teens, adults and kids created a "flash" of dancing, stunts, hula hooping, and break dancing to prove being healthy doesn't have to be intimidating or hard. Watch the video.

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 Farewell
"The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother." -Rotten Tomatoes | Watch the trailer.

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
Literacy Grants. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and libraries in communities served by Dollar General in 44 states through the following grant programs: Adult Literacy Grants, Family Literacy Grants, Summer Reading Grants, and Youth Literacy Grants. Online application deadline for the first three programs: Feb. 21, 2019. Deadline for the Youth Literacy Grants: May 16, 2019. Learn more.

Request for Proposals. The Retirement Research Foundation, one of the nation's first private foundations devoted exclusively to aging and retirement issues, is offering a request for proposals for efforts that improve access to quality, community-based and long-term services and supports. Deadline: May 1, 2019. Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Survey of Shared Site Intergenerational Programs.  This resource from Generations United and The Ohio State University, with support from The Eisner Foundation, contributes to the goal of establishing a new national baseline of shared site intergenerational programs. The study results were incorporated into All In Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive , a report issued by Generations United and The Eisner Foundation. Learn more about the survey.  

GRAND Resource: Help for Grandfamilies impacted by Opioids and Other Substance Use. This resource from Generations United provides tips, practical information and a list of additional resources covering five topic areas - Practicing Self-Care; Addressing Childhood Trauma; Preventing Harmful Drug Use by Children; Engaging with Birth Parents; and Talking with a Child about their Birth Parent. Learn more.

Brief: Frames That Inform Intergenerational Work. The intent of this brief is to increase awareness of the fact that people come at intergenerational issues from different vantage points and "frames." The brief also points out areas of commonality relative to perceptions and framing of these fields that can and should influence how we make the case for intergenerational programs, policies and planning. Learn more .

Love Without Borders: Grandfamilies and Immigration. This report highlights grandfamilies who come together as a result of a parent's detention or deportation. The challenges they face include restricted access to support and services to help meet the children's needs, language barriers, and fear of government agencies. Learn more.
Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging. New Orleans, LA. April 15-18, 2019.  Learn more .

20th Global Intergenerational Conference.   Generations United and Bridge Meadows.  Portland, OR. June 12-14, 2019. Learn more. Register by Feb. 15 to save $100! 
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"With malice toward none, with charity for all...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds." ~Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday was yesterday!

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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