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The Dr. Arthur Kornhaber GRAND Advocacy Award Goes To: Generations United

The Dr. Arthur Kornhaber GRAND Advocacy Award Goes To: Generations United

Through this award, we are pleased to recognize outstanding organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in improving the well-being of families and fostering intergenerational unity.

This award is in honor of physician and child psychiatrist, Dr. Kornhaber, whose pioneering work has illuminated the vital role of grandparents in the family. Please see more about Dr. Kornhaber below.

ARTHUR KORNHABERGenerations United was selected for their extraordinary and consistent contribution to the well-being of families.  GU is an international organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.

For nearly three decades, Generations United has been the catalyst for policies and practices stimulating cooperation and collaboration among generations. To learn more about Generations United, click here.


Arthur Kornhaber, M.D.

kornhaberArthur Kornhaber M.D. is a grandfather, clinician, researcher, medical writer, and the Founder and President of the Foundation for Grandparenting.  He is a leading authority on the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, and architect of many intergenerational programs. Since 1970, he has directed the longest running grandparenting research and information project.

He is the author of seven internationally recognized books and numerous articles, and the theater pieces, “The Nanas and the Papas,” (2012) and “Nonna,”(2013) that promote grandparent consciousness. .

Dr. Kornhaber speaks widely, and appears regularly in the media to educate people of all ages about intergenerational and family issues and “useful” and relevant aging.


Dr. Kornhaber and his wife, Carol, live in Ojai, CA.  For more, please see also Gurus of Grandparenting.



Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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