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
- Check out our newly revised Take Action Guide and plan an intergenerational service activity.
- Learn about children raised by their grandparents in the Generations United Grand Successes: Stories of lives well-raised.
- Read this transformative moment our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent had, as a kid, with her grandpa in “Grandparents Week Blog: I Love You”.
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).