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 Volume 14, Issue 20
May 15, 2019
Generations United in the News
  • Stria ran an article on intergenerational spaces and places, which featured our report with The Eisner Foundation. They also highlighted our other resources. Learn more.
Our Conference Session Snapshot Now Available!
Bridging the Generations will feature over 100 presentations from intergenerational experts, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. Our Session Snapshot offers a preliminary overview of session titles and presenters. Learn more.
           Dr. Nancy Henkin                              Dr. Taryn Patterson
Webinar: Connecting Generations: Tools for Planning and Implementing High Quality Intergenerational Programs
Join our Senior Fellow Nancy Henkin and LeadingAge's Researcher Taryn Patterson on May 23, at 1 PM ET, for a webinar hosted by the American Society on Aging. The presentations will focus on fostering and expanding high-quality intergenerational programming in senior housing and other community settings. Presenters will share our new tool kit, developed by Generations United and LeadingAge with funding from the Retirement Research Foundation. Register today!
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
We thank our renewing member, Kraemer Family Library (UCCS), for their contribution.  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 !
Winners Announced!
The winners in this year's Listen to a Life Story Contest were recently announced! The annual contest involves y oung people, ages 8-18, interview grandparents or grandfriends to write a 300-word story. Read the heartfelt, inspiring and thought-provoking stories.
Implementing Age-Inclusive Practices to Help All Generations Thrive in the Workplace
Join the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities for a webinar on May 22 at 11 a.m. ET to learn about strategies and resources to attract talent of all ages and create age-friendly workplace settings. A panel of speakers from several organizations in the Second Acts for Strong Communities initiative cohort will offer insight and lessons learned in their intergenerational recruitment and team building journeys. Learn more.
Tweet of the Week
Culture United
Jeemsie's Ghost by CJ Laurenson
Ten-year-old Jeemsie, a talented young violinist, just wants to fit in, ditch the music lessons, and be more like his friends playing football on the street in Dundee.. But when his mother is seriously injured in a car accident, he has no choice but to go and stay with relatives he hardly knows, in a place he has never even visited - Shetland. Blaming himself for the accident, Jeemsie is haunted by guilt.. He struggles to adjust, until he meets an old man living by the shore, who shares his love of music and encourages him to play. 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.
Cool Ideas
Belmont Village 
Through robust university partnerships as well as mixed-use developments, Belmont Village is creating senior living communities with strong intergenerational components like co-located housing for students and older adults. It also could include programs on campus for residents. 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
The Brookdale Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP) 2019 Request for Proposals. The Brookdale Foundation Group will selected up to 15 programs to receive a seed grant of $15,000 ($10,000 and $5,000 respectively) to expand supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Deadline: June 12, 2019. Learn more.

Grants to Increase Youth Participation in Your Community on Days of Service.  For the 2019-2020 program, Youth Service America (YSA) is offering grants of up to $9,000 funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, depending on the number of youth volunteers engaged on two or three days of service. YSA collaborates with Lead Agecies to ask all young people to get involved. Deadline: June 14, 2019. Learn more.

National Volunteer Care Corps.   The Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) is making this competitive grant opportunity available to eligible entities for the purpose of testing and supporting models of local programming designed to place volunteers in communities to assist family caregivers and/or assists older adults and individuals with disabilities in maintaining independence by providing non-medical care.  Deadline: June 21, 2019.   Learn more .

Grants for Projects in Aging. Proposals for direct service projects are considered from organizations based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida. Advocacy, training, and research projects, all with national relevance, are considered from organizations located anywhere in the U.S. RRF offers an opportunity for applicants to submit a brief (1 - 3 pages) Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as part of its grantmaking process. LOI Deadline: June 15, 2019. Application Deadline: August 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
The Value and Impact of Permanent Legal Custodianship. This reflective analysis, from A Second Chance Inc., (ASCI) covers a 15-year span and examines outcome for nearly 1,400 youth. Through this report, the agency aims to inform those who touch the lives of children and families and influence their outcomes-legislators, judges, court personnel, public health and human services administrators, nonprofit leaders, and practitioners. Learn more.

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.

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 .

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.
20th Global Intergenerational Conference.   Generations United and Bridge Meadows.  Portland, OR. June 12-14, 2019. Sold Out! Join the waitlist
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"In a family where the old do not fear death, the young do not fear life." ~Erik Erikson, the late German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychological development of human beings.

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Alan King
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