Did you know that September 10th is National Grandparent’s Day? Let’s do something grand about it, and show the elderly in our communities how much they mean to us.
Many senior citizens are dependent on nursing homes for survival but may be very far away from their families. Others may not have families at all or don’t interest their families enough to make them visit. These homes can be very lonely places and the residents within them often fall depressed.
Generations United has fought hard to implement programs and efforts to connect the young with the old. We have a lot we can learn from one another, and a lot of joy that we can give to the other.
We’re challenging our ambassadors this month to adopt some grandparents that might not be fortunate enough to have their own grandchildren. It could be as simple as a stack of homemade cards sent to your local nursing home, or an actual visit where children can sit down with a grand stranger and make their day with a simple game of cards or bingo. Whatever you’re able to give this month to your local senior citizens will make a grand difference for your whole community.