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Thank you for joining Generations United’s Grandparents Day – Do Something Grand Campaign! 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 “generationsunited” in your post. We’ve written our name as @generationsunited in the sample posts as a reminder. Below are suggested tweets for specific days.

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Post on Sept. 6:

  • Throughout the week, Generations United will highlight stories from staff about their favorite moments with their grandparents. First up is their Operations and Grants Manager Adam Hlava – Grandparents Week Blog: “Jack and Marion Hlava” http://goo.gl/P1VzWH
  • If you haven’t, swap your regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes your grandparents and/or grandchildren.
  • Protect your grandfriends this #GrandparentsDay. #DoSomethingGrand & get vaccinated with someone from another generation. #bandAGEofhonor @GensUnited http://ldng.ag/1KYcT8M
  • Grandparents, like @POTUS’, & older adults raising kids are the “quiet heroes”. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5oMY6_kCoo #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand
  • #TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! Learn more at http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7 (back to top)

Post on Sept. 7:

  • Check out Generations United’s Take Action Guide – http://goo.gl/FKPnQu – and plan an intergenerational service activity.
  • What do Jamie Foxx and Kelli Pickler have in common? Find out in Generations United’s Grand Successes Publication: http://goo.gl/RQUx7H
  • 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
  • In part 2 of staff story series, our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent remembers a transformative moment she had with her grandpa – Grandparents Week Blog: I Love You”. http://goo.gl/wKHLqV
  • Don’t forget to swap your Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes your grandparents and/or grandchildren @generationsunited.
  • #TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! Learn more at http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7 (back to top)

Post on Sept. 8:

  • Check out past winners of Generations United’s Best Communities Awards – http://goo.gl/3R69XA – for ideas on how to make your community more intergenerational.
  • Are you going to be in or near Riverdale, NY on #GrandparentsDay? Join Hebrew Home at Riverdale for a special ceremony and tribute to 9/11 victims. Learn more at http://goo.gl/kFOhNm #DoSomethingGrand
  • Register a Young Adult to Vote. Pass on strong civic values to the next generation by encouraging at lease one young person to register to vote. Check out our Take Action Guide for more ideas – http://goo.gl/FKPnQu
  • #TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! Learn more at http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • 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. (back to top)

Post on Sept. 9:

  • Did you know grandparents & other elders raising kids save taxpayers $4 billion/year? http://goo.gl/bY24TJ [attach infographic]
  • In Bad Axe, MI on  Setp. 11? Catch Johnny Prill’s Ninth Annual Grandparents Day Concert. Learn more at http://goo.gl/d1q3Ie #DoSomethingGrand
  • Our friend 89-year-old friend, Tom Taylor, shares the importance of vaccines for all ages. Watch the video. #Gr
  • Take a Tour of Your Town. Learn more about your hometown, as well as your grandparent or grandchild. Check out the Take Action Guide for more ideas! http://goo.gl/FKPnQu
  • #TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • It’s not too late to show off your grandparents and/or grandchildren in your Facebook profile or cover photos. @generationsunited. (back to top)

Post on Sept. 10:

  • Interview a grandparent/grandfriend and enter the Listen to a Life Essay Contest http://goo.gl/bi1vnx
  • #DoSomethingGrand! It’s not rocket science; get a shot & protect your family for #GrandparentsDay! Wear the #BandAGEofhonor. Learn more at http://bandageofhonor.org
  • 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. Check out the Take Action Guide for more ideas! http://goo.gl/FKPnQu
  • #TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! Http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • Use your Facebook profile or cover photo space to highlight a wonderful grandparent and/or grandchild. (back to top)

Post on Sept. 11:

  • Encourage your friends and family to visit or contact their grandparents and grandfriends.
  • #DoSomethingGrand this #GrandparentsDay by showing your appreciation for nature in the Rachel Carson Intergenerational Sense of Wonder Contest.  http://goo.gl/j3KVfe
  • #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
  • Continue celebrating Grandparents Day as part of Intergeneration Month! http://goo.gl/jKhWzL
  • #TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! Http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • 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:

  • If you’re in D.C., join @gensunited at their 2016 State of Grandfamilies Report release event https://goo.gl/4pXydQ
  • #TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! Learn more at http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • Commit to #DoSomethingGrand for #GrandparentsDay. Check out these awesome ideas at grandparentsday.org
  • Children need older adults who care to grow more securely. Find out how you can make it happen. grandparentsday.org #DoSomethingGrand. (back to top)

Post on Sept. 6:

  • This wk, @gensunited shares their staff’s’ memorable moments for #grandparentsday. Here’s Adam’s: http://goo.gl/P1VzWH #DoSomethingGrand
  • Change your twitter photo in honor of #grandparentsday. #DoSomethingGrand too.
  • #DoSomethingGrand w/ a grandfriend. Get vaccinated together on #GrandparentsDay! #BandAGEofhonor @GensUnited ldng.ag/1KYcT8M
  • Grandparents, like @POTUS’, & older adults raising kids are the “quiet heroes”. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5oMY6_kCoo #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand
  • #TakeAGrandie for @GensUnited’s “Grandie” contest! Http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • Let’s put #GrandparentsDay on Google Doodle #DoSomethingGrand http://wp.me/P2w1Eo-lIL (back to top)

Post on Sept. 7:

  • Take a stand, take action. Here are some ideas – http://goo.gl/6aD2bk #grandparentsday #DoSomethingGrand
  • Learn abt children raised by grandparents in @gensunited’s Grand Successes – http://goo.gl/RQUx7H #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday
  • Use @gensunited’s guide to start an intergen convo on #vaccines. https://goo.gl/pbnV9x #bandAGEofhonor #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand
  • .@gensunited’s Dep ED Jaia recalls a special moment with her grandpa – #grandparentsday Blog: http://goo.gl/wKHLqV #DoSomethingGrand
  • #TakeAGrandie for @gensunited’s “Grandie” contest! Http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • Let’s put #GrandparentsDay on Google Doodle #DoSomethingGrand http://wp.me/P2w1Eo-lIL
  • Don’t forget to switch your FB and Twitter photos w/ 1 of yr grandparents/grandchildren. #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday (back to top)

Post on Sept. 8:

  • Here are @gensunited’s ideas on how to become a best ig place – http://goo.gl/3R69XA – #DoSomethingGrand. #grandparentsday
  • Near Riverdale, NY on #GrandparentsDay? Join @RiverSpringHlth for a tribute to 9/11 victims. http://goo.gl/kFOhNm #DoSomethingGrand
  • .@gensunited’s Spec. Proj. Dir. Sheri looks back on her luck – #grandparentsday blog http://goo.gl/9hgRxM #DoSomethingGrand
  • #Vaccines are seatbelts against illness. #getvaxed for #GrandparentsDay. #DoSomethingGrand #BandAGEofhonor! http://bandageofhonor.org
  • #DoSomethingGrand & register a Young Adult to Vote. Check out @gensunited’s Take Action Guide for more ideas – http://goo.gl/FKPnQu #Grandparentsday
  • #TakeAGrandie for @gensunited’s “Grandie” contest! Http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • Let’s put #GrandparentsDay on Google Doodle #DoSomethingGrand http://wp.me/P2w1Eo-lIL
  • Don’t forget to switch your FB & Twitter photos w/ 1 of yr grandparents/grandchildren. #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday. (back to top)

Posts on Sept. 9:

  • Did you know grandparents & elders raising kids save taxpayers $4 bil/year? http://goo.gl/bY24TJ #DoSomethingGrand [attach infographic]
  • In Bad Axe, MI on 9/11? Catch Johnny Prill’s 9th Annual #GrandparentsDay Concert. http://goo.gl/d1q3Ie #DoSomethingGrand
  • #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. Check out the Take Action Guide for more ideas! http://goo.gl/FKPnQu
  • #TakeAGrandie for @gensunited’s “Grandie” contest! Http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • In honor of #grandparentsday, show off your gp/grandfriends in your FB & Twitter profile/cover photos. #DoSomethingGrand.
  • Let’s put #GrandparentsDay on Google Doodle #DoSomethingGrand http://wp.me/P2w1Eo-lIL (back to top)

Posts on Sept. 10:

  • Check out this yr’s winners of @legacycubed’s Listen to a Life Essay Contest – http://goo.gl/64Vojr – #DoSomethingGrand #grandparentsday
  • #DoSomethingGrand It’s not rocket science; get a shot & protect your family! #BandAGEofhonor. http://bandageofhonor.org #GrandparentsDay
  • Ask your pastor to mention #GrandparentsDay in a sermon or plan an intergen event. Add’l ideas at http://goo.gl/FKPnQu #DoSomethingGrand
  • #TakeAGrandie for @gensunited’s “Grandie” contest! Http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • #DoSomethingGrand & switch your FB & Twitter profile/cover pics to 1 of yr grandparents/grandchildren #grandparentsday.
  • Let’s put #GrandparentsDay on Google Doodle #DoSomethingGrand http://wp.me/P2w1Eo-lIL (back to top)

Posts on Sept. 11:

  • Encourage yr friends & fam to #DoSomethingGrand & visit/call their gp/grandfriends #grandparentsday
  • #DoSomethingGrand. Show your love for nature in the Rachel Carson Intergen Sense of Wonder Contest http://goo.gl/j3KVfe #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
  • #TakeAGrandie for Generations United’s “Grandie” contest! Http://goo.gl/vnpgJ7
  • #DoSomethingGrand & continue celebrating #GrandparentsDay as part of Intergeneration Month! http://goo.gl/jKhWzL
  • Honor your grandparents/grandfriends by swapping out your regular Twitter profile and cover photo with one of them.
  • Let’s put #GrandparentsDay on Google Doodle #DoSomethingGrand http://wp.me/P2w1Eo-lIL (back to top)

Newsletters

Imagine if millions of older adults used their voices to advocate on behalf of America’s future: our children and youth? Using Grandparents Day (September 11) as a call to action, Generations United is launching Do Something Grand. Visit www.grandparentsday.org to get ideas and information on ways that you and your organization can get involved. (back to top)