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 8
- 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 9
- 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.
- D.C. elders who care about the environment can Do Something Grand at the Grandparents Climate Action Day tomorrow! – learn more. For more ideas, check out our Environmental Awareness and Action Guide.
- 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“.
- Read The Hadley School for the Blind’s article, “Putting the ‘Grand’ Back in Grandparenting After Vision Loss“
Thursday, September 10
- 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 [new link coming soon!] and apply today!
- Learn what our Special Projects Director Sheri Steinig learned when she looked back on her luck in “Grandparents Week Blog: Fortunate“
- Check out The Hadley School for the Blind’s webinar (2pm CDT/3pm EDT), which offers suggestions and resources to help grandparents faced with age-related vision loss to put the “grand” back in grandparenting [link coming soon]
Friday, September 11
- 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 12
- 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”.
Sunday, September 13 – GRANDPARENTS DAY
- In Bad Axe, Michigan? Take your grandparents or grand friends to “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa,” a free concert hosted by singer/songwriter Johnny Prill. Learn more
- Live near Palm Beach, Florida? The Flagler Museum has an opportunity for you to share your own family history. Learn more
- Encourage your friends and family to visit or contact their grandparents and grandfriends.
- Do Something Grand with or for grandparents and grandfriends (ideas available in our Take Action Guide.