grandparents raising grandchildren

ParentLink Offers New Information for Grandfamilies

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Missouri If you’re in need of information about depression and/or anxiety in children and adolescents, there is a resource for you! ParentLink’s Grandfamilies website can provide you with information on questions and inquiries regarding mental health at any age, as well as many other issues pertaining to grandfamilies. ParentLink is also available for professionals and all types of families who need specific questions about establishing family routines, building family cohesion, and promoting child strengths. Visit the website or call ParentLink’s WarmLine for …

NEW DATE! Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Free One-Day Conference

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Home & Family | Washington DC A continually growing number of grandparents are faced with the decision of caring for and/or raising their grandchildren.  Some Boomers are also dealing with their aging parents in the home.  Not only are they caring for their grandchildren and their parents but they are also caring for themselves and in some cases their spouses as well.  A workshop on June 24, 2014 will provide information on resources to help grandparents manage. These Caregivers are juggling, coping and facing challenges they …

Award Winning Evarts 5th Grader Honors “Grandma” in Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Home & Family | Kentucky Harlan County 5th grader’s family and state’s retired teachers celebrate the Black Mountain Elementary School statewide essay contest winner – Angel Wynn Tuesday, Angel Wynn received top honors in the 2014 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Ms. Wynn and her grandmother, Luada Wynn, received their awards at the Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremonies in Louisville. The Black Mountain Elementary School student’s grandmother, Luada Wynn was the …

ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH YOUR GRANDKIDS

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Delaware | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources AARP and Delaware Children’s Museum have partnered to offer $10 admission when you show your AARP membership card upon entry to the Museum. That’s a $2 savings, which can really add up over time. What better way to celebrate the holidays with your grandchildren than by taking them to the Children’s Museum to enjoy their changing and permanent exhibits right on Wilmington’s Riverfront. See what’s happening now at the Delaware Children’s Museum. You can  enjoy the Museum’s many exhibits that …

Compassion: Caring for Caregivers

Posted on 11/21/2013 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Mississippi | Money & Work | Volunteering By Margie Culbertson (This story is by Margie Culbertson, a freelance writer and AARP Mississippi volunteer. She is pictured on the left. To protect the privacy of the people interviewed for this story, some identifying characteristics have been changed.) Caregiving responsibilities are increasingly becoming the responsibility of Baby Boomers. Nearly 10 million people over the age of 50 care for their aging parents, according to a MetLife study.   I interviewed Mike, a 55-year-old Jackson man who is the caretaker for his buddy, …

Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Posted on 09/24/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Home & Family | Utah   Grandchildren are a joy, but can cause hardship within a family when parents are unable to care for their children and grandparents must step in as caregivers.  In Utah, nearly 83,000 children are being raised by a relative, but in the vast majority of cases–91 percent–these relatives are grandparents.  Approximately two-thirds are between 45 and 65 years old, meaning they might also have their own children at home.  Almost one-fifth are over 65, an age when retirement and a …