Get Ready for Grandparents Day!Grandparents Day is just a few days away and will take place this Sunday, September 11! This annual event hosted by Generations United, one of USAging's partners, encourages people of all ages to #DoSomethingGrand by engaging with another generation.? USAging is proud to be a partner on this important day.
To help encourage participation in Grandparents Day, Generations United has created a toolkit that AAAs and other organizations can use to participate in Grandparents Day. You can also develop your own ideas—be creative with innovative ways to show appreciation for grandparents and older adults in your community. Need help spreading the word? Check out the social media toolkit from Generations United and use it to promote Grandparents Day in your community. Be sure to tag Generations United and USAging in your posts and use the hashtag #DoSomethingGrand.
Looking for more resources to use throughout the year? Here are a few ideas offered through USAging and our programs.
- Stay Active Through Intergenerational Connections: This fact sheet, produced by engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults and Generations United, focuses on ways that involvement in intergenerational activities can improve the lives of older adults and strengthen communities.
- Visit the engAGED Innovations Hub to access summaries of intergenerational social engagement programs and learn how you can implement these in your agencies.
- Sign up to access the network of the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center. USAging is a partner in this Generations United–led effort.
- Find examples of intergenerational programs and best practices in the AIA Clearinghouse.