Grandparents Day 2015 is here! This Sunday, September 13 is dedicated to recognizing the important generation ahead of us – those who brought us to where we are, those who we must continue to learn from, but most of all, those we must cherish and enjoy! So embrace the vision of Generations United and “Do Something Grand“!
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed into law the recognition of National Grandparents Day as the first Sunday after Labor Day. Since then, it has become a special time for grandparents to tell grandchildren how cherished they are, and for grandkids to show their appreciation of the special role Grandma and Grandpa play in their lives. ~ AARP.
Start with attending a local intergenerational FREE event that will benefit all! Health in the Park – Elizabeth Park, West Hartford will feature activities for all ages to do together, lunch, important information, and opportunities for prizes.
The National Association for Music Education offers ideas for celebrating Grandparents Day plus input from music teachers.
Imagine if millions of older adults used their voices to advocate on behalf of America’s future: our children and youth? Get involved, use Grandparents Day as a call to action and Do Something Grand on your own (family, scout troop, church group, school). Visit www.grandparentsday.org to get ideas and information on ways that you and your organization can get involved.