The Proposed Innovative Solutions


Encourage your local public officials to go on the record in support of the Generational Alignment Day.

Below, please find a sample proclamation that designates _____ as Generational Alignment Day.  An official signing of a proclamation is a perfect occasion for a news event, photo opportunity, or other activity. 



Whereas, each parent, caregiver,  business, school, government agency, physical and mental- wellness care provider, organization, and citizen shares the burden of maintaining and acknowledging our well-being and has a responsibility to include us in support of preventive efforts.  

THEREFORE, I [NAME OF PUBLIC OFFICIAL], do hereby proclaim ________as GENERATIONAL ALIGNMENT DAY in [STATE OR COMMUNITY}.  As the [TITLE OF LOCAL OFFICIAL],  I also call upon the citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and schools in[STATE OR COMMUNITY] to commit our community to increase awareness and understanding of our psychological and social needs, the steps our citizens can take to protect them, and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with unmet needs.

Community Safety

There are many reasons people might feel unsafe in their local surroundings, including violence and mass shootings, police presence and brutality, and discrimination and harassment. These safety concerns may prevent people from engaging in outdoor or community activities, which can be harmful to physical and mental wellness.  Even if you haven't dealt with fear or violence yourself, witnessing or hearing about it can still impact you. Paraphrasing The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which recently defined community violence as a 'critical public health problem,' and the World Health Organization has recommended adding exposure to community violence (ECV) as a new adverse childhood experience (ACE) category.

People across the U.S. are on edge, with a quarter of Americans living in fear of being attacked in their neighborhoods. Youth and longevous (Seniors) Adults exposed to repeated community violence are less engaged in school and outdoor activity and more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.

What can the citizens do to feel safe in the community? Focus on community care. Crime occurs in areas where people don't have their needs met. 

Let's start by celebrating Generational Alignment Day __________.

The Toolkit includes:

Key Messages, Drop-in Articles, Generational Alignment Day Proclamation

Shareable Images for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Tips Calendar (horizontal)

Neighborhoods and surrounding areas

Shaping Your Home Environment, Opening your Mind to the Outdoors

Outreach ideas, Additional resources

Look Around, Look Within

Many factors come into play when it comes to you and your health.
Take some time to look around and take note of your surroundings, and look within to see how they might be affecting you.

The Sage Intergenerational Mentoring Program project is encouraging individuals to look around, and within-
From your neighborhood to genetics, many factors come into play when it comes to your physical and mental wellness. We encourage everyone to consider how the world around you affects your health. 


We’ll be reaching out in mid-November to ask about your outreach and impact. Make sure to keep track of your efforts by doing things like:

Counting how many handouts you distribute.
Tracking media hits and impressions
If you have an outdoor affair or festival keep an account of how many people visit your booth.
Conducting a pre/post survey to see how you’ve increased knowledge about the Generational Alignment Day’s powerful impact.

If you have questions about the Generational Alignment Day, please contact Lis Ben or Debbie Seabreeze.

Get the Toolkit

The Sage Intergenerational Mentoring Tookit provides free, practical resources, including information about how an individual’s environment impacts their physical and mental wellness, suggestions for making changes to improve and maintain physical well-being and how to seek help for the challenges.

This toolkit is for companies, organizations, schools, and social groups that want to encourage mentoring in there group.