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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. 9th), Generations United is requesting intergenerational immigration stories to possibly feature on our Together blog. Learn more #DoSomethingGrand

Our friends at Generations United invite you to #DoSomethingGrand in honor of #GrandparentsDay (Sept. 9). They’ve put together a host of ways you can get involved. Find out how at www.grandparentsday.org.

Encourage your friends and family, or help them, swap their regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes their grandparents and/or grandchildren and keep it up throughout the week. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

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Post on Sept. 4:

We remember the Caravan of Grandmother Heading to the Mexico Border to support migrating families. Learn more at https://goo.gl/m5q3LC #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

Swap your regular Facebook profile or cover photos with one that includes your grandparents and/or grandchildren. #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

The Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren law will establish an advisory council who, among other things, will make recommendations on how grandfamilies can better access health needs for children in their care. The attached image shows why it’s important for grandfamilies to have access to vaccinations. Learn more at bandAGEofhonor.org #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand #bandAGEofhonor [attached image: https://goo.gl/RjpeuD%5D

Generations United is requesting #intergenerational immigration stories to possibly feature on our Together blog leading up to #GrandparentsDay. Deadline: Sept. 7, 2018. Learn more at https://goo.gl/2csUFV #DoSomethingGrand

This #GrandparentsDay, learn about healthy aging and intergenerational relationships in immigrant and refugee families. Access resource at https://goo.gl/4vUYvT #DoSomethingGrand [Attached image at https://goo.gl/k9JJsD%5D

Post on Sept. 5:

Check out our Take Action Guide (https://goo.gl/hPJVrW) and plan an intergenerational service activity for #GrandparentsDay. #DoSomethingGrand

Do you know about community immunity? Use this conversation starter (https://goo.gl/JkACY7), which includes a game and activity, to learn how vaccinations help the community. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand #bandAGEofhonor

With immigration in the news, it’s important now more than ever to remember that our changing age and race demographics are this country’s greatest assets. Learn more at https://goo.gl/M29fx5 #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/hpTfrJ%5D

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. 6:

Strengthening Intergenerational Bonds in Immigrant and Refugee Communities. This publication includes strategies for engaging elders in #intergenerational activities outside their family units. Learn more at https://goo.gl/a6mxLr #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/VBn3rp%5D

Grandparents are a positive force in families and communities. What better time than #GrandparentsDay for them to use their role to lead a conversation with a grandchild or grandfriend on the value of vaccines for all ages? Learn more at https://goo.gl/A8ZYRk #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/SyVYBn%5D

This #GrandparentsDay, we remember @theiccmd & @Asbury.AnticipateMore’s Courageous Conversations, which was highlighted in our 2017 report w @EisnerFound: https://goo.gl/5kdfut #DoSomethingGrand #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/4Nks5Z%5D

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. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand (back to top)

Post on Sept. 7:

This #GrandparentsDay, we remember grandparents are not terrorists. Read part 1 of that series, “My Grandfather, My ‘Bona Fide’ Best Friend”: https://nyti.ms/2LAio2Z #DoSomethingGrand

Older immigrants and refugees are one kind of community treasure. Learn about promising practices that support intergenerational engagement of immigrant elders in meaningful roles: https://goo.gl/jVzeBA #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/R9e2sw%5D

In this video, our friend friend, Tom Taylor, talks about health, his grandson and the importance of vaccines for all ages. Watch the video. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand #bandAGEofhonor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBDB3frunAQ

@onegencares in Van Nuys, CA is an #intergenerational shared site where preschoolers learn Mandarin & Spanish, the teachers speak 12 languages; the adults enrolled in the day program hail from 24 countries. Learn more at https://goo.gl/Qbnoy5 #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/UCq6Ld%5D

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. 8:

In part 2 of the grandparents are not terrorists series, we remember this article about people opposing the travel ban by posting photos of grandparents to prove they’re not terrorists. Learn more at https://goo.gl/y1d7YN #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

It’s not rocket science. Get a shot and protect your family for #GrandparentsDay! Wear the #BandAGEofhonor. Learn more at https://goo.gl/yM9jV2 #DoSomethingGrand

This #GrandparentsDay, start a family tree to help young and old relatives document family history. Learn more https://goo.gl/JRU2Gu #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. 9:

Happy #GrandparentsDay! Generations United’s strategic advisor, @TheJuanWilliams, wrote a powerful piece on how immigrant families, like his, sacrifice to become a part of the great American story. Read Juan’s piece at http://bit.ly/2IrzJol #DoSomethingGrand

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

Patient Listening examines communication breakdowns that occur as immigrant elders interact w healthcare professionals. The report concludes w recommendations for those who work w immigrant elders. Learn more at https://goo.gl/i9XkrM #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

In Charlotte, NC, folks young and old were disgusted by the separation of families at the border. So they volunteered to help refugee kids at home. The program operates out of senior living facility. Learn more at https://goo.gl/PZ874z #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:

In honor of #GrandparentsDay (Sept. 9th), @GensUnited is requesting intergenerational immigration stories to possibly feature on our Together blog. Learn more #DoSomethingGrand

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

#DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay [click here for accompanying image]

Post on Sept. 4:

We remember the Caravan of Grandmother Heading to the Mexico Border to support migrating families. Learn more at https://goo.gl/m5q3LC #DoSomethingGrand #GrandparentsDay

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

The Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren law will establish an advisory council to make recs on how grandfams can better access health needs for children in their care. Learn more at bandAGEofhonor.org #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand #bandAGEofhonor [attached image: https://goo.gl/RjpeuD%5D

This #GrandparentsDay, learn about healthy aging and intergenerational relationships in immigrant and refugee families. Access resource at https://goo.gl/4vUYvT #DoSomethingGrand [Attached image at https://goo.gl/k9JJsD%5D

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Post on Sept. 5:

Check out our Take Action Guide (https://goo.gl/hPJVrW) and plan an intergenerational service activity for #GrandparentsDay. #DoSomethingGrand

Do you know about community immunity? Use this conversation starter (https://goo.gl/JkACY7), which includes a game and activity, to learn how vaccinations help the community. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand #bandAGEofhonor

With immigration in the news, it’s important now more than ever to remember that our changing age and race demographics are this country’s greatest assets. Learn more at https://goo.gl/M29fx5 #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/hpTfrJ%5D

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

Post on Sept. 6:

Strengthening Intergenerational Bonds in Immigrant and Refugee Communities. This publication includes strategies for engaging elders in #intergenerational activities outside their family units. Learn more at https://goo.gl/a6mxLr #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/VBn3rp%5D

Grandparents are a positive force in families and communities. What better time than #GrandparentsDay for them to use their role to lead a conversation with a grandchild or grandfriend on the value of vaccines for all ages? Learn more at https://goo.gl/A8ZYRk #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/SyVYBn%5D

This #GrandparentsDay, we remember @theiccmd & @asburycomm’s Courageous Conversations, which was highlighted in our 2017 report w @EisnerFound: https://goo.gl/5kdfut #DoSomethingGrand #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/4Nks5Z%5D

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

Posts on Sept. 7:

This #GrandparentsDay, we remember grandparents are not terrorists. Read part 1 of that series, “My Grandfather, My ‘Bona Fide’ Best Friend”: https://nyti.ms/2LAio2Z #DoSomethingGrand

Older immigrants and refugees are one kind of community treasure. Learn about promising practices that support intergenerational engagement of immigrant elders in meaningful roles: https://goo.gl/jVzeBA #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/R9e2sw%5D

In this video, @GensUnited’s friend, Tom Taylor, talks about health, his grandson and the importance of vaccines for all ages. Watch the video. #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand #bandAGEofhonor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBDB3frunAQ

.@onegencares in Van Nuys, CA is an #intergenerational shared site where preschoolers learn Mandarin & Spanish, the teachers speak 12 languages; the adults enrolled in the day program hail from 24 countries. Learn more at https://goo.gl/Qbnoy5 #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand [attached image: https://goo.gl/UCq6Ld%5D

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

Posts on Sept. 8:

In part 2 of the grandparents are not terrorists series, we remember this article about people opposing the travel ban by posting photos of grandparents to prove they’re not terrorists. Learn more at https://goo.gl/y1d7YN #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

It’s not rocket science. Get a shot and protect your family for #GrandparentsDay! Wear the #BandAGEofhonor. Learn more at https://goo.gl/yM9jV2 #DoSomethingGrand

This #GrandparentsDay, start a family tree to help young and old relatives document family history. Learn more https://goo.gl/JRU2Gu #DoSomethingGrand

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

#DoSomethingGrand & help your grandparents or grandfriend switch their Twitter profile/cover pics to an #intergenerational one #grandparentsday.

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Posts on Sept. 9: 

Happy #GrandparentsDay! @GensUnited’s strategic advisor, @TheJuanWilliams, wrote a powerful piece on how immigrant families, like his, sacrifice to become a part of the great American story. Read Juan’s piece at http://bit.ly/2IrzJol #DoSomethingGrand

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

Patient Listening examines communication breakdowns that occur as immigrant elders interact w healthcare professionals. The report concludes w recommendations for those who work w immigrant elders. Learn more at https://goo.gl/i9XkrM #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

In Charlotte, NC, folks young and old were disgusted by the separation of families at the border. So they volunteered to help refugee kids at home. The program operates out of senior living facility. Learn more at https://goo.gl/PZ874z #GrandparentsDay #DoSomethingGrand

#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. 9!
Our friends at Generations United invite you to Do Something Grand in honor of Grandparents Day. Visit www.grandparentsday.org to get ideas and information on ways that you and your organization can get involved.

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