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Aging Well
"Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life," by George Vaillant (from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development - Little Brown, 2002, is a review of longitudinal studies of aging. Vaillant concludes that happiness in old age depends as much on our inner life as it does on exercise, diet and all the rest that we hear so much about in current versions of successful aging (Philadelphia Inquirer, September 16, 2001 pp 4-5). Pub. Date: January 2003; ISBN-13: 9780316090070


All Are Welcome: A Primer for Intentional Intergenerational Ministry and Dialogue
This book presents an approach to fostering five-generation dialogue within religious congregations to enhance understanding and effective action. Gambone, J. (1998). All are welcome: A primer for intentional intergenerational ministry and dialogue. Crystal Bay, MN: Elder Eye Press.

Contact information:
www.pointsofviewinc.com/Pages/AllAreWelcome.html


Bifolkal Productions, Inc.
Bi-Folkal Productions is a non-profit corporation in Madison, Wisconsin founded it in 1976. Bi-Folkal provides resources to help people remember their past and questions and activities to encourage them to share their experiences.

Contact information:
www.bifolkal.org


BizWorld
BizWorld is a non-profit foundation that provides real-world experiences, using the expertise of volunteers, to teach kids about business and entrepreneurship. Kids in grades 3 -- 8 can participate in their business-simulation programs.

Contact information:
www.bizworld.org/


Bridgeworks
Bridgeworks is an organization that provides materials and presentations regarding intergenerational problems in the workplace.

Contact information:
www.generations.com/


Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, The
The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, at the University of Minnesota, brings together University and community resources to address health, education, and social policy concerns of children, youth and families. The searchable website contains many resources, including a database of faculty experts.

Contact information:
www.cyfc.umn.edu/


Earth Elders
Earth Elders is an international network connecting people of all ages who care about aging, elders, and the earth. It explores ways to strengthen elders' presence and connect the generations within communities.

Contact information:
www.earthelders.org/


Experience Corps
Experience Corps is a unique national program started in 1995 to mobilize the time, talent, and experience of older adults in service to communities. The initial focus has been connecting older adults with children and youth. Experience CorpsĀ® currently provides schools and youth-serving organizations with a critical mass of caring older adults to: 1) Improve academic performance and development of young people; 2) Help schools and youth-serving organizations become more caring places; 3) Strengthen ties between these institutions and surrounding neighborhoods; and 4) Enhance the well-being of the volunteers in the process.

Contact information:
www.experiencecorps.org/


Genealogy.com
Genealogy.com is a searchable website with online data collections and CDs to help build your family tree. The site contains resources such as a genealogy library, a world family tree, international and passenger records, the 1900 census, and the complete Mayflower descendent.

Contact information:
www.genealogy.com/


Generations United (GU)
Generations United (GU) is the national membership organization focused solely on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies. GU provides a forum for those working with children, youth and the elderly to explore areas of common ground while celebrating the richness of each generation.

Contact information:
www.gu.org


Generations at work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers and Nexters in Your Workplace
Regardless of economic swings, the numbers of available workers in both developed and many underdeveloped countries is shifting. Managing multiple generations in the workplace to accomplish the job can be interesting and extremely productive if one understands the thinking of individual cohorts and their similarities in value systems. This book maps out the projected ebb and flow of worker supplies into the future and recommends how each generation can contribute to the smooth transition between workforce generations. Ron Zemke, Claire Raines, Bob Filipczak. Published by AMACOM Publications. ISBN:0814404804


Intergenerational Activity Kits
The "Something to Remember Me By" Legacy Project offers schools, community groups, and families free activity kits to help bring generations closer. The goals of the project include encouraging closer intergenerational relationships, exploring aging and life course issues, and documenting and celebrating the legacies - the important personal histories, memories, traditions, values, and life lessons - passed down across generations.

Contact information:
www.tcpnow.com/


National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is a forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners. NCFR shares in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establishes professional standards, and works to promote family well-being. The website lists publications dealing with policy related to family issues, including Public Policy through A Family Lens: Sustaining Families in the 21st Century, a tool for addressing family policy issues.

Contact information:
www.ncfr.org/


Public Policy through a Family Lens: Sustaining Families in the 21st Century
The National Council on Family Relations has published a report, "Public Policy through A Family Lens: Sustaining Families in the 21st Century," a tool for addressing family policy issues. Click on Products/Resources on the website to view the online catalog.

Contact information:
www.ncfr.org/member/home.asp


Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning
Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning, based in Philadelphia, PA, conducts research and evaluation of programs that bring people together across the generations. They offer resource manuals and advice for starting intergenerational programs in communities. Go to the Temple website and in "Temple search" type in Center for Intergenerational Learning

Contact information:
www.temple.edu


Together for Tomorrow: Building Community through Intergenerational Dialogue
A guide to organizing a five-generation planning committee to plan and conduct a variety of intergenerational dialogue events to better understand generational differences and to develop action plans. Gambone, J. (1997). Together for tomorrow: Building community through intergenerational dialogue. Crystal Bay, MN: Elder Eye Press. ISBN-13: 978-0965880800


When Generations Collide: Who They Are and Why They Clash
Anyone interested in maximizing the potential of relationships across generations, at work, play, neighborhood spots or family gatherings will benefit from reading this book. Lancaster and Stillman present broad, mutual experiences of generational cohorts and the impact of such on cohort thinking. Understanding the experiences of others supports positive relationships and maximizes potential production by everyone involved. Readers will be better prepared to deal with current and future employers, employees once they've digested the contents of this quick read. Published by Harper Collins Publishers Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0066621074


Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?
This workbook, video, and educator's package, by University of Minnesota Extension discusses how to distribute personal property. Call the University of Minnesota's Extension Service for a copy or go to the Extension Service website for detailed information about the workbook, the accompanying program and how to order various components. Stum, M., Bubolz, C. & Althoff, C. (2000). Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? Workbook (A guide to passing on personal possessions).

Contact information:
shop.extension.umn.edu/ProgramList.aspx?CategoryID=6


 

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