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 Volume 8, Issue 4
January 23, 2013
Thanks, Mr. President!
Not once, but twice during his inaugural speech President Obama affirmed his commitment to ensuring all generations are cared for and treated with dignity and respect. We've highlighted his quotes at the end of this newsletter.
Share Your Good Work

We want to hear from YOU! Generations United and the Aging Network's Volunteer Collaborative are teaming up to create a registry of intergenerational programs focused on youth providing service to seniors. Please tell us about your program by completing this very brief survey by Feb.15. Take the survey.  

Email? I-Pad? Computer Gaming?
Generations United and Penn State University are conducting a survey of intergenerational programs that use technology to promote intergenerational relationships. We want to include your program in a guidebook and an online database of technology-focused intergenerational programs. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by Feb. 15. Take the survey
We're Feeling a Whole Lotta Love!
We were privileged to be on the receiving end of a number of generous donors in 2012. We're sending a huge THANKS to:
Barb Quaintance l James W. Taylor l Larry Minnix l
Marla & Alexander Viorst l Mary Ann Casey l Mary Lee & Frank Allen l Matthew Melmed l Pamela Smith l Paul Thornell l Sandra Timmermann l Sharon Fine l Walter Jones l Irv & Beth Ann Katz l Robert Blancato l Austin Heyman l  Barbara Friedman l Chris Ellis l Eula Ossofsky l Gail & Bert Hayslip l Helene Block Fields l Jacquelyn Kidd l Joan Harrison l John & Marilyn Oyler l John Martin l Kathleen Sykes l Marcie Jones l Paula Butler l Maureen Statland l Michele M. Elia l Paul Arfin l Rosanna Steinig l Sharon Niederhaus l Terrence W. Modglin l Masako Yoshizu l William Libro l Susan Mason l Mark Meridy l Julie Tippens l Amelia Derr
Latest Newsletter from Grandparents as Parents Now Available
The Winter 2012 edition of the Grandparents as Parents newsletter is chock full of interesting and informative articles -- from personal stories to tips on how best to manage your finances.
Avoid the School of Hard Knocks: Check Out This Article
If you're new to intergenerational work (and even if you're a veteran) you'll  want to read, "Bloopers and False Starts: Paying Attention to the Challenges of Intergenerational Work," an article that appears in the latest edition of Penn State Extention's Ideas for Intergenerational Living Newsletter. Our good friend Matt Kaplan and his colleague, Vicki Rosebrook, wrote the article based a survey of intergenerational practitioners about things that have gone "wrong" with their intergenerational program plans. Read the newsletter.
Get Noticed. Be a Conference Sponsor!

Here's a cost-effective way to promote your good work in 2013: Become a sponsor of the upcoming Generations United 17th International Conference, Intergenerational Pathways for Strengthening Communities. For just $250, we will feature your website on our Virtual Exhibit Hall. For up to eight months (ending in August 2013), you can showcase your products and services to the more than 7,000 visitors who come to the Generations United website monthly. To learn more about this great opportunity, contact Leah Bradley.

NASI Annual Conference 
The American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 has been signed into law, but much remains unresolved. Take stock of the broader context and delve into solutions at NASI's 25th annual conference, Medicare and Social Security in a Time of Budget Austerity. The conference takes place in Washington, DC from Jan. 31 to Feb.1, 2013. Learn more.

You can also register for one of four free roundtables that will be held concurrently on Fri, Feb. 1 (Day 2 of the conference) from 9:15am to 10:30 am ET.The free roundtales include:
  • Dual Eligibles: Care Coordination in the States
  • People vs. Pundits: A Disconnect in Public Opinion on Social Security
  • Opioid Use, Overuse and Abuse in Workers' Compensation
  • How Has the Safety Net Fared in the Great Recession and Subsequent Recovery?

Learn more.

Member Focus:
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging 

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Through advocacy, training and technical assistance, n4a supports the national network of 629 AAAs and 246 Title VI programs.


n4a advocates on behalf of member agencies for services and resources for older adults and persons with disabilities. Action characterizes how n4a moves its agenda forward, and when there is a question about aging, n4a has the Answers on Aging. The organization work with members in achieving a collective mission of building a society that values and supports people as they age. Learn more. 

Funding Opportunities
Capital Grants. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is offering capital grants for qualified organizations that provide services in: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities, Education, Children, Youth and Families; and General Community Support. Letters of Intent received on a rolling basis. Learn more.
Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants. YSA and Sodexo Foundation are offering $500 grants for youth-led service projects that address childhood hunger. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013. Learn more.  

AmeriCorps State & National Grants. Corporation for National and Community Service. Seeking proposals for programs that can demonstrate community impact and solve community problems using an evidence-based or evidence-informed approach. Deadline: Feb. 6, 2013. Learn more.     


Disney Friends for Change. YSA and Disney are providing $1,000 grants to young change-makers who want to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. Deadline: Feb. 10, 2013. Learn more.   


"All About the Fruits and Veggies" Grants. In honor of the National Gardening Association's 40th Anniversary, Jamba Juice is offering $500 grants to 40 youth gardening initiatives for gardening supplies, curriculum, soil amendments and plants to help create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences. Deadline: Feb. 18, 2013. Learn more. 


Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is calling for proposals for $32 million in grants aimed at continuing efforts to find and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Deadline: Feb. 21, 2013. Learn more.   


Captain Planet Foundation Grants. Seed grants for programs that engage children and young people in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Deadline: Feb. 28, 2013. Learn more.  


Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants. Seeks concept papers

for innovative projects that help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly for careers in science, technology and the environment. Deadline: June 1, 2013. Learn more. 


Youth Service America (YSA) Grants. Each year, YSA supports youth-led service with over $1 million in YSA Grants. Learn more.        
Great Resources
Grandparenting Guides. Arthur Kornhaber, MD. Now available in e-reader format from Learn more.

Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population. The National Academies Press. Offers four practical approaches for preparing resources to support the future consumption of households and for adapting to the new economic landscape.
Summer Interns. National Academy of Social Insurance. Looking for 20 outstanding summer interns for 2013.
Learn more.


The Recession's Ongoing Impact on Children, 2012. First Focus and the Urban Institute. Uses three measures of children's economic well-being from 2007 to 2012: children with an unemployed parent, participation in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and child poverty. Learn more.

Technology and Service Learning: An Engaging Combination. National Youth Leadership Council. Allows you to explore the parallels between service-learning and technology and offers specific technology tools that lend themselves to project-based learning and service. Thurs., Jan. 24, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET. 
Learn more.

Budget Basics: Helping Older Adults Become Savvy Saving Seniors. National Council on Aging. Explores resources and best practices for community-based money-management education for older adults. Thurs. Jan 24, from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. 


Promising Practices for Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and

Supports. Administration for Community Living. Discusses the Affordable Care Act's impact on older adults, people with disabilities and the aging and disability networks, focusing on managed long-term services and supports. Tues. Jan. 29, from 3:30pm to 5:00 pm ET. Learn more.

Transform Your Food Pantry into a Source of Health and Wellness.

Department of Health and Human Services. Shares information about Catholic Charities West Virginia's innovative Wellness Works program, which takes a comprehensive community-based approach to addressing the health and nutritional needs of their food pantry consumers.Thurs. Jan. 31 at 2:00pm ET. Learn more.

"But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this county and investing in the generations that will build its future."

"We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss or a sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative. They strengthen us."
President Barack Obama   

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Colleen Appleby-Carroll
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Generations United


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