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Every day this week:
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.
Check your PBS local listings for “All The Difference,” a documentary by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tod Lending, Joy Thomas Moore and Wes Moore, who serves on our National Center on Grandfamilies Advisory Council. Learn more 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.
#TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest!
Learn more Tuesday, September 6
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“. If you’ll be in D.C. on Sept. 13, register for Generations United’s 2016 State of Grandfamilies in America Report Release!
Learn more Use Grandparents Day to have an intergenerational discussion with a young person or elder in your life the importance on vaccines for all ages.
Here’s a guide to help start the conversation. Grandparents and older adults raising kids are the “quiet heroes”.
Watch President Obama’s tribute to his grandmother. Wednesday, September 7
Thursday, September 8
Friday, September 9
Saturday, September 10
Pokémon Go has taken over the world. Did you know that this app could be a big step to bringing the generations together?
Here’s our guide on how to maximize Pokémon Go’s intergenerational potential. Check out the winners of the 2015/2016
Listen to a Life Essay Contest.
Involve Your Faith-Based Community. Ask your religious leader to mention Grandparents Day during a faith-based service or plan a special intergenerational service during this time. See other ideas in our Take Action Guide. Sunday, September 11 – GRANDPARENTS DAY
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