Content starts here
AARP AARP States Home & Family

Help for Grandparents Raising Children

Grandparents jpg

More than 118,000 grandparents are raising children in Missouri. That’s why AARP is cosponsoring a series of “grandfamily” conferences across the state.

Each conference gathers representatives of local community groups, members of the clergy, school counselors and social workers to discuss such topics as setting boundaries with children, navigating a maze of guardianship issues and staying healthy.

Nationwide, there were about 5.7 million grandparent-headed households in 2013—nearly a 22 percent increase since 2006, according to the U.S. Census.

Grandfamily conferences will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the St. James Outreach Center in Hayti and Oct. 16 at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty. The free events include lunch, and registration is required. For more information or to register, go to

About AARP States
AARP is active in all 50 states and Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Connect with AARP in your state.