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This year, as part of our Grandparents Day – Do Something Grand Campaign, Generations United is urging all ages to participate in a series of activities that promote health for you, your grandparents, grandchild or grand friend.

We developed the following resources to support your promotional efforts. Be sure to visit this page on the days leading up to Grandparents Day for suggested tweets and Facebook posts to help us spread the word.

Facebook It!

Like Generations United’s Facebook page. If you are unable to post your own Facebook posts, please like or share our posts. If you can, tag us in your post. Below are suggested tweets for specific days.

Post now:

In honor of #GrandparentsDay (Sept. 10th), Generations United is collecting stories to possibly feature on our Together Blog. Share your story about a memorable moment with a grandparent or grandfriend. See submission guidelines at https://goo.gl/qSaE5A #DoSomethingGrand [click here for accompanying image]

Our friends at Generations United invite you to #DoSomethingGrand in honor of #GrandparentsDay (Sept. 10). They’ve put together a host of ways you can get involved. Find out how at www.grandparentsday.org.

#TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! Learn more at https://goo.gl/8n2hLT #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

#DYK there are many benefits to #intergenerational environmental health programs? Learn what they are at https://goo.gl/NkJZFd #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

#DoSomethingGrand and attend Generations United’s 2017 State of Grandfamilies Report Release event. This year’s report will focus on trauma, which impacts health. Register today at https://goo.gl/oXh4Jr #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image] (back to top)

Post on Sept. 5:

Fraser Johnson is a 20-year-old volunteer with Cycle Without Age, who is tackling social isolation by taking older adults for rides on his three-wheel bike. Learn more at https://goo.gl/pb1vKo #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

This #GrandparentsDay, learn about an initiative bringing grandfams affordable, nutritious food. https://goo.gl/9erm4t #DoSomethingGrand [click here for accompanying image]

#DYK that programs that connect generations may help reduce healthcare costs? Watch our video about why communities should #DoSomethingGrand and engage people of all ages this #GrandparentsDay! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WEe3cIXQbQ

If you haven’t, swap your regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes your grandparents and/or grandchildren. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Protect your grandfriends this #GrandparentsDay. #DoSomethingGrand & get vaccinated with someone from another generation. #bandAGEofhonor @GensUnited http://ldng.ag/1KYcT8M (back to top)

Post on Sept. 6:

Check out Generations United’s Take Action Guide – http://goo.gl/FKPnQu – and plan an intergenerational service activity. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Are you 50 or older? #DoSomethingGrand and join the #Gen2Gen campaign to help young people thrive! Learn more at https://goo.gl/VU36sq #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

In or near Riverdale, NY on Sunday? Celebrate #GrandparentsDay at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Learn more at https://goo.gl/FR7yYP #DoSomethingGrand

This #GrandparentsDay, #DoSomethingGrand and use our discussion guide to start an intergenerational conversation on the importance of vaccines for all ages.  #BandAGEofhonor. Learn more at https://goo.gl/pbnV9x

Don’t forget to swap your Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes your grandparents and/or grandchildren @generationsunited. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 7:

Use Generations United and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs’ (NANASP) placemats to start a mealtime conversation on vaccines with someone older or younger. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2fqECpf #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand #bandageofhonor [click here for accompanying image]

America’s Best #Intergenerational Communities are healthy places that engage all ages. See our current and past winners and national finalists at https://goo.gl/3f3KaG #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

#DYK all the health benefits of #intergenerational connections? Find out at https://goo.gl/qHLjXF #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying photo]

You can still encourage your friends and family to swap regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes their grandparents and/or grandchildren. @generationsunited. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 8:

If you’re an older adult, raise your voice on behalf of babies & toddlers! Join ZEROTOTHREE’s Think Babies campaign at https://goo.gl/rKUKr7 to take action. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

Our friend 90-year-old friend, Tom Taylor, shares the importance of vaccines for him and his grandson. Watch the video. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Take a Tour of Your Town. Learn more about your hometown with a grandparent, grandchild or grand friend. Check out the Take Action Guide for more ideas! http://goo.gl/FKPnQu #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

It’s not too late to show off your grandparents and/or grandchildren in your Facebook profile or cover photos. @generationsunited. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 9:

Interview a grandparent/grandfriend and enter the Listen to a Life Essay Contest https://goo.gl/64Vojr #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Senior Corps’ brief hi-lites health benefits of volunteering. https://goo.gl/c2wPjF #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand @NationalService [click here for accompanying image]

#DoSomethingGrand! It’s not rocket science; get a shot & protect your family for #GrandparentsDay! Wear the #BandAGEofhonor. Learn more at http://bandageofhonor.org

Ask your faith leader to mention #GrandparentsDay in a sermon or plan an #intergenerational event. See additional ideas at http://goo.gl/FKPnQu #DoSomethingGrand

Use your Facebook profile or cover photo space to highlight a wonderful grandparent and/or grandchild. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 10:

Encourage your friends and family to visit or contact their grandparents and grandfriends. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

#BandAGEofhonor shows you cared enough to get a shot and protect those who can’t fight infectious diseases. Do you care enough to #DoSomethingGrand for #GrandparentsDay? Learn more at http://bandageofhonor.org

Volunteer Together. Older adults and youth can make a difference by volunteering and having fun at the same time. Check out the Take Action Guide for more ideas! http://goo.gl/FKPnQu #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Continue celebrating Grandparents Day as part of Intergenerational Month! http://goo.gl/jKhWzL #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Honor your grandparents/grandfriends by swapping out your regular Facebook profile and cover photo with one of them. (back to top)

Memes

We have an image gallery with memes to support your outreach. (Click the thumbnails to view enlarged memes.) Download the images by right-clicking, then selecting “Save image as…” Please feel free to Tweet as well as post to Instagram and Facebook. (back to top)

Tweet It!

Be sure to follow and re-tweet @GensUnited or use the sample tweets below. We’re using the hashtag #DoSomethingGrand to keep the conversation going about all of the events surrounding grandparents day.

Post now:

Share your #GrandparentsDay story w/ us & we’ll possibly post it on our blog. See guidelines at http://bit.ly/2uIegWv #DoSomethingGrand [click here for accompanying image]

Commit to #DoSomethingGrand for #GrandparentsDay. Check out these awesome ideas at grandparentsday.org

#TakeAGrandie for @GensUnited’s “Grandie” contest! https://goo.gl/8n2hLT

#DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

Check out the many benefits to #intergenerational environmental health programs. https://goo.gl/NkJZFd #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

#DoSomethingGrand! Attend @GensUnited’s  event to release 2017 Grandfamilies report on trauma. https://goo.gl/oXh4Jr #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image] (back to top)

Post on Sept. 5:

Fraser’s a 20-year-old who takes older adults for rides on his 3-wheel bike. https://goo.gl/pb1vKo #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

This #GrandparentsDay, learn about an initiative that connects grandfamilies to affordable, nutritious food. More info available at https://goo.gl/9erm4t #DoSomethingGrand [click here for accompanying image]

#DYK programs that bring young & old together help reduce healthcare costs? #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WEe3cIXQbQ

Change your twitter photo or help a grand friend change theirs in honor of #grandparentsday. #DoSomethingGrand too.

#DoSomethingGrand w/ a grandfriend. Get vaccinated together on #GrandparentsDay! #BandAGEofhonor @GensUnited https://goo.gl/IJ8Jtc (back to top)

Post on Sept. 6:

Take a stand, take action. Here are some ideas – http://goo.gl/6aD2bk #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Are you 50+? #DoSomethingGrand & join #Gen2Gen to help young people thrive! https://goo.gl/VU36sq #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

In or near Riverdale, NY on Sunday? Celebrate #GrandparentsDay at @RiverSpringHlth. https://goo.gl/FR7yYP #DoSomethingGrand

#DoSomethingGrand this #GrandparentsDay & learn about the benefits of #intergenerational programs. https://goo.gl/LAVjjT [click here for accompanying image]

#DoSomethingGrand this #GrandparentsDay & learn about the benefits of #intergenerational programs. https://goo.gl/LAVjjT [click here for accompanying image]

Use @gensunited’s guide to start an intergen convo on #vaccines. https://goo.gl/pbnV9x #bandAGEofhonor #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

Don’t forget to switch your FB and Twitter photos w/ 1 of yr grandparents/grandchildren. #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday (back to top)

Post on Sept. 7:

All ages discuss vax w/ @GensUnited @nourishseniors’ placemats http://bit.ly/2fqECpf #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand #bandageofhonor [click here for accompanying photo]

#BestIGPlaces are healthy cmnties that engage all ages. See our past winners at https://goo.gl/3f3KaG #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

#Vaccines are seatbelts against illness. #getvaxed for #GrandparentsDay. #DoSomethingGrand #BandAGEofhonor! http://bandageofhonor.org

#DYK all the health benefits of #intergenerational bonds? Find out at https://goo.gl/qHLjXF #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying photo]

Don’t forget to switch your FB & Twitter photos w/ 1 of yr grandparents/grandchildren. #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday. (back to top)

Posts on Sept. 8:

This #GrandparentsDay, elders can #DoSomethingGrand & join @ZEROTOTHREE’s Think Babies campaign. https://goo.gl/rKUKr7 #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

#GrandparentsDay is a family affair; so are vaccinations. #DoSomethingGrand & show off your #BandAGEofhonor! http://bandageofhonor.org

#DoSomethingGrand this #GrandparentsDay & take a tour of your town w/ a grandchild, grandparent or grand friend! http://goo.gl/FKPnQu

In honor of #GrandparentsDay, show off your gp/grandfriends in your FB & Twitter profile/cover photos. #DoSomethingGrand. (back to top)

Posts on Sept. 9:

Check out this yr’s winners of @legacycubed’s Listen to a Life Essay Contest – https://goo.gl/64Vojr – #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday

Senior Corps’ brief highlights the health benefits of volunteering. Learn more at https://goo.gl/c2wPjF #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand @NationalService [click here for accompanying image]

#DoSomethingGrand It’s not rocket science; get a shot & protect your family! #BandAGEofhonor. http://bandageofhonor.org #GrandparentsDay

Ask your faith leader to mention #GrandparentsDay in a sermon. See additional ideas at http://goo.gl/FKPnQu #DoSomethingGrand

#DoSomethingGrand & switch your FB & Twitter profile/cover pics to 1 of yr grandparents/grandchildren #grandparentsday. (back to top)

Posts on Sept. 10: 

Encourage yr friends & fam to #DoSomethingGrand & visit/call their gp/grandfriends #grandparentsday

#BandAGEofhonor = you got a shot for those who can’t fight infectious diseases. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay http://bandageofhonor.org

#DoSomethingGrand & volunteer w/ a grand friend. Make a difference while having fun. Add’l ideas at http://goo.gl/FKPnQu #GrandparentsDay

#DoSomethingGrand & continue celebrating #GrandparentsDay as part of #Intergenerational Month! http://goo.gl/jKhWzL

Honor your grandparents/grandfriends. Swap out your regular Twitter profile & cover photo w/ 1 of them. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay (back to top)

Newsletters

Get Ready for Grandparents Day – Sept. 10!
Our friends at Generations United invite you to #DoSomethingGrand in honor of #GrandparentsDay. Visit www.grandparentsday.org to get ideas and information on ways that you and your organization can get involved. (back to top)

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