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Ideas for Intergenerational Living Newsletter

March 29, 2017

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In This Issue

  1. From the Editor
  2. Generations Remixed - 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference
  3. Stepping Stones – Transitions from University Employment to "Retirement"
  4. Traveling Dark Days
  5. Penn State Student-Faculty Team Collaborate on the Integration of an Intergenerational Schooling Model in Spain
  6. Food that’s Real for the Family Meal
  7. Generation to Generation! - A national campaign to mobilize adults 50+ to help young people thrive
  8. Treat Me Like a Person, Because That is What I Still Am.
  9. The 5th National GrandRally
  10. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Needed for National Study
  11. Mama Left Me – Carol Ingram Moore’s book about one grandfamily’s trials and tribulations
  12. Across the Generations: Four New Picture Books Celebrate the Power of Grandparents
  13. Policy in Perspective: The Future of Family Caregiving
  14. Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Supports for Grandfamilies
  15. Ten Daily Apps to Help Caregivers Take Care of Their Loved Ones
  16. Storytelling Is a Conduit for Intergenerational Learning
  17. "Collaboration: The Key to Building Communities for All Generations"
  18. “Helping Seniors Age in Place”
  19. "They’re Growing Older. Their Mortgage Debt Is Growing Deeper"
  20. Pennsylvania Volunteer Program Receives Recognition as "Program of Distinction"
  21. New book on "Intergenerational Pathways to a Sustainable Society"

1. From the Editor

This issue of Penn State’s Ideas for Intergenerational Living newsletter highlights new programs, studies, and publications as well as upcoming conferences, rallies, and other events – all aimed at promoting intergenerational understanding and collective enterprise. [more]


2. Generations Remixed - 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference

Generations United's 19th Biennial Conference cohosted by the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care June 13-16, 2017 Milwaukee, Wisconsin [more]


3. Stepping Stones – Transitions from University Employment to "Retirement"

by Matt Kaplan, Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging, Penn State University [more]


4. Traveling Dark Days

by Ken Gergen, Co-editor of the Positive Aging Newsletter [more]


A break between meetings in Granada, Spain (Alhambra in the background). Pictured left to right: Mariano Sanchez (University of Granada, and project coordinator), Christina Sanchez, Cathy Whitehouse, Matt Kaplan, & Peter Whitehouse. Photo: Carolyn Reyes.5. Penn State Student-Faculty Team Collaborate on the Integration of an Intergenerational Schooling Model in Spain

by Carolyn Reyes, recent graduate of the M.S. program in Rural Sociology and International Agriculture and Development at Penn State University [more]


6. Food that’s Real for the Family Meal

by Sunny Rehler, Coordinator of Religious Education, State College Friends Meeting [more]


7. Generation to Generation! - A national campaign to mobilize adults 50+ to help young people thrive

Generation to Generation is a new five-year campaign to mobilize 1 million people over 50 to stand up for kids and, in turn, show what's possible when people across generations work together. [more]


8. Treat Me Like a Person, Because That is What I Still Am.

A report on dementia from the Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life. [more]


9. The 5th National GrandRally

Generations United has announced plans for the 5th National GrandRally in Washington DC on May 10, 2017. [more]


10. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Needed for National Study

The Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is looking for grandparents raising grandchildren to participate in their national study. This study has been approved by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board; a copy of the IRB determination letter is available on request. [more]


11. Mama Left Me – Carol Ingram Moore’s book about one grandfamily’s trials and tribulations

Author and educator, Carol Ingram Moore, explores the thorny emotional and psychological terrain traveled by children being raised by their grandparents and other relatives. [more]


12. Across the Generations: Four New Picture Books Celebrate the Power of Grandparents

By DANIEL HANDLER [New York Times - Book Review section (Nov. 11, 2016)] [more]


13. Policy in Perspective: The Future of Family Caregiving

Article and podcast posted by Mathematica Policy Research (Oct. 2015). [more]


14. Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Supports for Grandfamilies

State of Grandfamilies in America – 2016 report from Generations United [more]


15. Ten Daily Apps to Help Caregivers Take Care of Their Loved Ones

From Mashable, Sept. 25, 2016 (article by Katie Dupere) [more]


16. Storytelling Is a Conduit for Intergenerational Learning

From the "cool ideas" section of GU’s Generations This Week newsletter (Sept. 28, 2016). [more]


17. "Collaboration: The Key to Building Communities for All Generations"

This is the title of a 2015 article written by Min Koung Choi and Mildred E. Warner (Cornell University’s Dept. of City and Regional Planning). [more]


18. “Helping Seniors Age in Place”

In a recent Washington Monthly article, Rick Masson of The Plough Foundation (Memphis Tennessee) describes the help many seniors need to stay in their homes as they age, and how one county in Tennessee is meeting that need. [more]


19. "They’re Growing Older. Their Mortgage Debt Is Growing Deeper"

Article by Paula Span [New York Times] (Nov. 18, 2016). [more]


20. Pennsylvania Volunteer Program Receives Recognition as "Program of Distinction"

S.A.G.E. (Senior Adults for Greater Education) commits to reaching more students, expanding to additional school districts. [more]


21. New book on "Intergenerational Pathways to a Sustainable Society"

This 2017 book, published by Springer, was written by Matt Kaplan (Penn State University), Mariano Sanchez (University of Granada, Spain), and Jaco Hoffman (North-West University, South Africa, and University of Oxford, UK). Foreword by Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United. [more]



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