Week At A Glance

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.

Saturday, September 7

  • San Diego County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Symposium with live webcast from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time.  Click here to participate in the webcast.  Materials from the event will be posted on the 2-1-1 San Diego website.

Sunday, September 8 – GRANDPARENTS DAY

  • Circulate the official Presidential Proclamation for National Grandparents Day.
  • Check out our newly revised Take Action Guide and plan an intergenerational service activity.
  • 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.
  • Interview a grandparent/grandfriend and enter the Listen to a Life Essay Contest.
  • Snap some crazy, fun, or offbeat pictures and enter AARP Instagrands Photo Contest.
  • Encourage your friends and family to visit or contact their grandparents and grandfriends.

Monday, September 9 – Spread the Word

  • Do Something Grand with or for grandparents and grandfriends (ideas available in our Take Action Guide).
  • Share the Generations United Grandparents Day infographic on grandparents in the United States.
  • Call on others to Do Something Grand by writing a letter to the editor of your local paper.
  • Ask local media personalities to thank their grandparents or acknowledge their grandchildren in recognition of Grandparents Day.

Tuesday, September 10 – Celebrate Grandfamilies

Wednesday, September 11 – Serve Together

  • Join us in Remembering 9/11.
  • Volunteer with a person from a different generation.

Thursday, September 12 – Be Civically Grand

  • Share the official Presidential Proclamation and think about ways you can get your elected officials involved with Grandparents Day next year.
  • Contact your elected officials regarding an issue that is important to you. Visit Do Something to learn how to write a letter to an elected official.
  • Visit Youth Service America, Create the Good, Change.org, or Serve.gov to find more ways to be civically involved.
  • Register a young adult to vote.  Check out Our Time’s website for easy ways to register to vote.
  • 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!

Friday, September 13 – Build Connections

  • Inspired to Do Something Grand? Check out Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation and download the application for our intergenerational youth jumpstart grants (COMING SOON).
  • Connect with your grandparents or grandchildren through books, video or even food.  Check out our Take Action Guide for details.
  • Make a donation to Generations United to support Grandparents Day 2014.

Saturday, September 14 – Share Your Grand Legacy

  • Share your Story! Generations United will highlight intergenerational activism and service projects.
  • Interview a grandparent/grandfriend and enter the Listen to a Life Essay Contest.
  • Start a family tradition and share a unique story about your family.

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 7, 2014.