Grand Things to Do

Every day this week:

  • Follow our Twitter, Facebook, and website and share the Generations United messages.  Check out our Grandparents Day Social Media Guide for sample content.  Make sure to tag your messages #DoSomethingGrand.
  • Let your grandparents, grandchildren and other older and younger people in your life know you think they are special.
  • Volunteer with and advocate on behalf of another generation.
  • Encourage your friends and family to swap their regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes their grandparents and/or grandchildren and keep it up throughout the week.

Tuesday, September 2

  • Find out why, as a kid, our Operations and Social Media Manager Adam Hlava enjoyed going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house in his “Grandparents Week Blog: Jack and Marion Hlava”.

Wednesday, September 3

Thursday, September 4

  • Check out past winners of Generations United’s Best Communities Awards for ideas on how to make your community more intergenerational. If your community is already a great intergenerational place, download the application and apply today!
  • Find out what baking meant to our Program Director Leah Bradley’s grandmother in “Grandparents Week Blog: The Joy of Baking”.

Friday, September 5

  • Need an idea on how to Do Something Grand? Check out these special grandparent-grandchildren activities that we’ll have at our 2015 conference in Hawaii. Submit a proposal to be a presenter and/or register early.
  • Here’s a tale of why our Office Assistant Bettina Thorpe-Tucker enjoyed playing on grandmother’s farm in “Grandparents Week Blog: Grandma Fannie”.

Saturday, September 6

  • Interview a grandparent/grandfriend and enter the Listen to a Life Essay Contest.
  • Read why our Special Projects Director Sheri Steinig was fortunate in “Grandparents Week Blog: Fortunate”.
  • In the Roanoke, Virginia area? The Virginia Museum of Transportation is celebrating grandchildren, grandparents and everyone in between with train rides, crafts and fun. Learn more

Sunday, September 7 – GRANDPARENTS DAY

  • Encourage your friends and family to visit or contact their grandparents and grandfriends.
  • In the Springvale, Maine area? Then join the Sanford-Springvale YMCA Grandparents Day 5K run. Learn more
  • Going to be around Bad Axe, Michigan? Take your grandparents or grandfriends to “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa,” a free concert hosted by singer/songwriter Johnny Prill. Read last year’s highlights.
  • Today, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission, tram rides and one coffee or tea to grandparents who are accompanied by a grandchild on Sept. 7.
  • Do Something Grand with or for grandparents and grandfriends (ideas available in our Take Action Guide).

All Year Round

  • Do Something Grand throughout the year.  Check out the Generations United website for helpful information and resources.
  • Start planning for next year’s Grandparents Day – Sunday, September 13, 2015.