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 Volume 8, Issue 22
May 29, 2013
CEUs Available for Generations United Conference opportunity to earn CEU credits and learn about the latest and greatest in intergenerational policies, research, programs and practice. It's possible when you attend the Generations United conference this summer. You can earn up to 2.5, 3.5 or 4.5 continuing educational credits through Penn State University, depending on your attendance at the site visit to Richmond and a pre-conference. You must register in advance ($30) for the Continuing Education Credits on your conference registration. And, upon completing the conference, you will need to submit a reflection paper to Dr. Matt Kaplan, Penn State University.

A Program Ad Says Congratulations in a Big Way!

At the conference, we will be recognizing the Generations United 2013 Award Winners, the MetLife Foundation/Generations United 2012 and 2013 Best Communities and the 2012 and 2013 Programs of Distinction designees. This is also your chance to recognize their strong impact.Available in various sizes, the ads are a perfect way to show your appreciation and support.
$400: Full-page ad in Conference Program

$200: Half-page ad in Conference Program

$100: Quarter-page ad in Conference Program

Deadline to submit ad: June 15.

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Social Security Disability Insurance: Action Needed
A new brief from the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) on Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) finds that a temporary reallocation of Social Security's existing payroll tax rate could strengthen the DI trust fund before its reserves are depleted, and would equalize the status of Social Security's two trust funds. Find out what you can do. Learn more.
New College Course 
Lifespan Issues and Programs:An Intergenerational Perspective
Dowling College is offering a senior seminar course online, Lifespan Issues and Programs: An Intergenerational Perspective, (ASC 4180C) and making it available to students from other colleges and universities for the first time in the Fall, 2013. Dowling is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, so credits awarded by the college are transferable and can contribute to degree programs in many other colleges and universities. The course is recommended for gerontology, sociology and social work programs but it can also be a useful component in other fields, from education to public policy and business. Register. Or, to learn more, contact Dr. Susanne Bleiberg-Seperson at  
New Campaign Provides Better  Path for Young People Transitioning Out of Foster Care

On May 6, 2013, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative launched Success Beyond 18, a national campaign to create a better path for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. Based upon research and the Initiative's experience working with young people across the country, Success Beyond 18 guides states in their efforts to extend foster care services beyond age 18, and to do it right-ensuring that young people in foster care are provided every chance for success in work, school, and family life. Learn more.    

Remember to Enter The Sense of Wonder Contest
Time's flying and the deadline for entering the 7th Annual Rachel Carson Intergenerational  Sense of Wonder Contest is almost here. You must submit your entry by June 10 in any of the following categories: poetry, essay, dance and songwriting.Your entry (or entries) should express your sense of wonder about capturing the essence of the natural environment -the sea, streams, the mountains and prairies, a sunrise or moonlight, flowers, leaves, wildlife in its habitat.


For inspiration, read the terrific blog by Kathy Sykes of the US Environmental Protection Agency, one of the contest sponsors. The other sponsors include Generations United, the Dance Exchange, Rachel Carson Council, Inc., the Legacy Project, and the National Center for Creative Aging. Learn more.  

87 Canadian Cities Declare June 1 Intergenerational Day Canada
Starting what they hope will be an international trend, 87 cities in Canada have declared June 1 "Intergenerational Day Canada." For British Columbia teacher Sharon MacKenzie, Intergenerational Day Canada started 4 years go when she was working on World Elder Abuse Awareness projects with teens. The success of one project led to an epiphany. 


Notes MacKenzie, "The kids realized that the best way to stop ageism and mistreatment of people of any age, was to prevent it. Perhaps a special national day that encouraged building relationships between younger and older people was the key."  Learn more. 
Disability Is an Important Risk Factor for Food Insecurity

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS), disability has emerged as one of the strongest known factors that affect a household's food security. Recent ERS research found that in 2009-10, one-third of households with a working-age adult who was unable to work due to disability were food insecure and one-quarter of households that included a working-age adult with a disability that did not necessarily prevent employment were food insecure. In comparison, 12 percent of households that had no working-age adults with disabilities were food insecure in 2009-10. 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.
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. F
eatures weekly posts on topics of interest to the research community in aging.
Learn more.

Call for Abstracts 
"Taking Educational Quality to New Heights." 40th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). Learn more.

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.  
Webinar Series
Grant Seeking. Grant Station. Offers multiple webinars to enhance your grant-seeking skills. Learn more.

2013 National School Safety Conference. School Safety Advocacy Council. Las Vegas. July 22-26, 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.     


"Thinking differently: New Hope for Our Children."  39th Annual Conference. North American Council on Adoptable Children. Toronto. Aug. 7-10, 2013. 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.


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.  

In the News
In her latest blog on the Huffington Post, Generations United Executive Director Donna Butts weighs in on the importance of intergenerational solidarity.

"Our elders have a responsibility to be the champions of the next generations. Research has proved that the so-called "grandparent advantage" -- the ability to recycle human knowledge, understanding, culture and experience -- benefits future generations." -- Donna Butts  

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