In the United States, September is a time to rejoice in the return of our favorite fall sports teams, the excitement of a new school year, and the start of apple picking season. But did you know that September is also the time to commemorate the value of intergenerational connections on Grandparents Day, annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day, and all month long for Intergeneration Month?
In celebration of the season, we are offering conference attendees a special $25 discount on registration for the 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference throughout the month of September!
Want to “Do Something Grand” by making plans to join us in Milwaukee next June 13-16? Take advantage of these special savings, and use promo code GRAND25 at checkout to receive your $25 discount on registration.*
*Offer is valid until 11:59 PM on Friday, September 30, 2016. Not valid for attendees who have already registered.
About Grandparents Day:
In 1970, Marian McQuade began a campaign to establish a special day of recognition for grandparents. Through her efforts, she reached out to the civic, business, faith, and political leaders and began a statewide campaign for Grandparents Day. In 1973, the first Grandparents Day was proclaimed in West Virginia by Governor Arch Moore. In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. President Jimmy Carter signed a presidential proclamation, and thus began the observation of this special holiday.
Since 2010, Generations United has worked with President Barack Obama to bring awareness to Grandparents Day. In 2010 and 2011, President Obama issued presidential proclamations calling on Americans to “honor those who have helped shape the character of our nation, and thank these role models for their immeasurable acts of love, care, and understanding.”
Grandparents Day is a time to Do Something Grand. Generations United is calling on people of all ages to advocate on behalf of America’s future: our children and youth. Visit www.grandparentsday.org for more information.
About Intergeneration Month
Hosted by the Intergeneration Foundation, Intergeneration Month is promoted in the United States, and worldwide as a time to intentionally connect generations and stage intergenerational events. Grandparents Day is a kick-off “IG Event” for Intergeneration Month in the United States and Canada. The month-long celebration aims to make the strengths of each generation meet the needs of all generations. Visit www.intergenerationmonth.org for more information.