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 Volume 8, Issue 21
May 22, 2013
Strength in the Midst of Devastation Generations United staff and volunteers join the nation in grieving for those who lost their lives or were otherwise affected by the devastating tornadoes that have swept the Plains in recent days. You have our prayers and support.

Congrats to Generations United's 2013 Award Recipients

At our upcoming 17th International Conference, Generations United will honor individuals and organizations who have made exceptional contributions to the field. They will be recognized at our Awards Banquet on Thurs., Aug.1. In addition, Generations United will present the Jack Ossofsky Award for Lifetime Achievement in Support of Children, Youth, and Older Adults and its Media Award at the banquet. Learn more. 


Join us in congratulating:

Christine A. Fruhauf, Kimberly Bundy-Fazioli & Jacque L. Miller

Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research 


Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project 

Grandfamilies Award


Partners in Development Foundation

Intergenerational Innovation Award 


The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Leadership Award for Outstanding Support

Barbara Brown 

Older Adult Volunteer Award

Kendal at Oberlin
Shared Site Award


Victoria McGuire and Khari Eyen Zame Johnson  

Youth Volunteer Award

A Program Ad Says Congratulations in a Big Way!

Want a great way to congratulate a colleague or organization who was named a Best Intergenerational Community, a Program of Distinction, or a  recipient of a Conference Award? Place an ad in our conference program book. Available in various sizes, the ads are a perfect way to show your appreciation and support. Learn more. 

17th International Conference
Last Chance to Save $100 on Your Conference Registration! 
You only have until this Friday -- May 24 -- to save $100 on your conference registration fee. That's a big savings for a lot of conference! Don't wait a moment longer so you can sign up for the workshops and sessions that best suit your individual interests and needs. And get ready to share your own expertise, experiences, and ideas with your colleagues.
Choose your sessions and activities.  Register now.
Last Call for Youth Jumpstart Grant Applications

Applications are due this Fri., May 24 for $1,000 jumpstart grants from Generations United and MetLife Foundation. Grant money is available to develop creative, youth-led intergenerational programs that address challenges in grantees' communities. Learn more. 

Donna Butts Speaks at UN International Day of Families 2013 Event
Last Thursday, May 16, Generations United Executive Director Donna Butts delivered a presentation on "Advancing Intergenerational Solidarity" at the United Nation's event celebrating the International Day of Families. This year's theme was "Advancing Social Integration & Intergenerational Solidarity." Next year, the UN will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Day of Families. Begin thinking now what you, your organization, and your community can do to join the celebration! Learn more.
Older Adult Volunteering at a 10-Year High

According to new data released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), senior volunteering is at a 10-year high -- one in three volunteers is an older adult over 55. These men and women tap a lifetime of experience to help those in greatest need. More than 20 million senior volunteers gave nearly 3 billion hours of service, at a value of $67 billion. Learn more. 

AGHE Issues Call for Abstracts
The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) is seeking abstract submissions for its 40th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference. The theme is "Taking Educational Quality to New Heights."  Educators, clinicians, administrators, researchers, and students join together at this annual conference to share, collaborate, and network. Learn more.
Verizon Supports It Can Wait Campaign 
Verizon is joining forces with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and many others in the It Can Wait campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. The partnership is launching an online and a national TV campaign, supplemented by advertising online, on radio and in movie theaters. The campaign is straightforward: It asks people to visit the website, learn about the consequences of distracted driving, and take the pledge to never text and drive. 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.

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. 


Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Seeks individuals and entities to provide unbiased information to consumers about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, qualified health plans, and public programs including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Deadline: June 7, 2013. Learn more.  


National Innovative Partnerships for Addressing Obesity. Centers for Disease Control. Seeks innovative programs that address obesity by providing environmental supports that promote healthy eating and physical activity in places where people live, learn, and work. Deadline: June 24, 2013. Learn more.   


Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. The Drucker Institute. Seeks nonprofit organizations that best demonstrate Druckerʼs definition of innovation: "change that creates a new dimension of performance." First-place prize of $100,000. Deadline: 3:00pm PT on July 1, 2013. Learn more.


Investing in Innovation. Department of Education. Seeks proposals that

support innovative practices to improve student achievement and student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates, and increase college enrollment and completion rates. Deadline: July 2, 2013.


Grief Reach Grant Program. National Alliance for Grieving Children and New York Life Foundation. Seeks applications from Children's Bereavement Programs to expand their reach to include under-served youth populations (18 and under). Deadline: July 8, 2013. Learn more.


Safeway Foundation Grants. Supports nonprofits providing services in four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Deadlines: quarterly and biannual.

World We Want Foundation. Seeks applications from youth for social change projects through social action activities, community service, service-learning, and social change. Deadline: Rolling.   Youth Service America (YSA) Grants. Each year, YSA supports youth-led service with over $1 million in YSA Grants. Learn more.        
Great Resources
Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers. National Institute on Aging. Features weekly posts on topics of interest to the research community in aging.
Friends and Family Health Kit. Food and Drug Administration & General Services Administration. Provides valuable, easy-to-understand healthcare-related information. Learn more.

Online Resources

Tornado Preparedness Guide. US Dept of Commerce & National Weather Service. Includes safety information for schools. Learn more.

Hurricane Preparedness Guide & Resources. National Weather Service. Offers information about hurricanes and tropical storms and what you can do to prepare and reduce your risk. Learn more.


Americans' Perspectives on New Retirement Realities and the Longevity Bonus. Merrill Lynch. Examines individuals' perspectives about preparing for retirement and living the best life they can in later years. Learn more.

Creating a Livable Community: Engaging All Generations and Improving Quality of Life. MetLife Mature Market Institute. Contains specific solutions for intergenerational living in the areas of housing, transportation, safety, health care, support services, retail services, and social integration. Learn more.  
Spirituality and Brain Health. American Society on Aging. Examines recent research showing a a startling connection between spirituality and brain function. Also explores specific practices that can be used to help enhance brain function and brain health. Thurs., May 23 at 10:00am. Learn more.

Updates on Alzheimer's Disease Research & Resources.
Administration on Aging. Offers the latest detailed information on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Thurs., May 23 at 1:30pm ET. Learn more.

Using Social Media to Advance Your Mission.
NCOA. Explores how to use Facebook, Twitter, and other tools to communicate with older adults, share ideas with professionals in your network, and more. Wed., May 29 at 3:00pm ET. Learn more.

Webinar Series
Grant Seeking. Grant Station. Offers multiple webinars to enhance your grant-seeking skills. Learn more.
2013 National Lifespan Respite Conference and Grantee Meeting.

Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition and ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Boston. Oct. 15-18, 2013. Learn more.

"Answers on Aging." National Association of Area Agencies on Aging's 38th Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Louisville. July 27-31, 2013. Learn more.   


Gray Panthers National Conference. Washington, DC. Oct. 27-28, 2013.   


28th National Training Institute (NTI). ZERO to THREE. San Antonio.  

Dec. 11-14, 2013. Learn more.  


"Families hold societies together, and intergenerational relationships extend this legacy over time. This year's International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate connections among all members of the constellation that makes up a family. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how they are affected by social and economic trends -- and what we can do to strengthen families in response."  

-- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


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