Grandparents Day

We Did Something Grand!

Last week, Generations United and our national partners did something grand! In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic reshaping our lives in unthinkable ways, our campaign asked, “How will you look at connecting generations differently this Grandparents Day?” Leading up to Grandparents Day, we elevated COVID-19 and racial equity resources. Our #DoSomethingGrand on Twitter had over 100 tweets and reached nearly 665,000. With our reach of nearly 317,000 Facebook profiles and nearly 20,000 Instagram accounts, our total social media reach was over 1 million accounts.

September is Intergenerational Month and Kinship Care Month. We’re encouraging folks to continue to Do Something Grand. In summer 2020, StoryCorps recorded grandfamilies’ stories of COVID-19 hardships and hopes. The participants are members of Generation United’s GRAND Voices Network. Listen to their stories.

All year round:

Grandparents and Older Adults We’re asking you to commit to do something grand and share your wisdom, perspectives and key civic values with young people and advocate on their behalf.

Children, Youth, and Younger Adults We’re asking you to commit to do something grand and connect and serve with your grandparents or older adults in your community.

Grandfamilies: You provide a safe and loving home to your grandchildren or other relatives in your care. We think you are doing something grand for children every day of the year. As part of our week-long celebration of Grandparents Day, Generations United recognizes, honors, and thanks grandfamilies. Want to talk to an expert on grandfamilies? Contact us

Intergenerational Programs: You are doing something grand every time you bring younger and older people together. We’re asking you to plan and coordinate grand intergenerational activism projects.

Together, adults and youth can reach out to decision-makers and begin one of the most important dialogues in our history: discussing how, as a country, we can address the many challenges facing future generations—from literacy to health and wellness to financial stability.