Staying Connected Virtually With Our Little Grandkids – Tips, Activities, and Resources   BY JULIE N. HEIFETZ, PH.D Are you fortunate to be able to visit grandchildren, nieces/nephews, and extended family

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In response to a recent article by Donne Davis of the GaGa Sisterhood, on intergenerational travel, we received several letters from our readers who also wanted to share their stories.

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New beginnings for grandparents raising grandchildren BY JAIA LENT, VICTORIA GRAY, LAURIE TAPOZADA, AND BERNADINE ATCHINSON Regardless of the grandparent’s age or how long they end up caring for the

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Never Too Young to Tablescape BY PAT BURNS Twice a month on Saturday mornings, my 6-year-old great-granddaughter, Rylan, stays with me while her daddy joins other vibrant 30-year-olds for a

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Gun safety It can happen anywhere, anytime, unless we do something BY JUDY SHERRY It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm Valentine’s Day in Kansas City. An estimated 500,000 people had

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Grandparent Gatherings BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE  Professional associations. Parents Groups. Book Clubs. Bridge Clubs. Cooking groups.  Walking groups. Extension courses. Fitness classes. Professional development courses. Sports teams and leagues,

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Caregiving for my wife was the vow we took almost 65 years earlier. In sickness and in health Richard J. Anthony, Sr. A few years before my wife’s illness required

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Maternal vs Paternal BY VICTORIA BISSELL BROWN Carmen Ruiz whispered, “I would not advise you to write this, but it seems to me that there’s always a closer relationship with

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Valentine Tablescape BY PAT BURNS Because I enjoy tablescaping for every holiday, you’d think it would be easy to repeat the holiday table themes year after year. All I need

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A Grandmother –  Part Parent, Part Teacher, Part Friend! BY TERESA MARTIN When I was raising my children, my life was always a burst of activity. I had a full-time job,

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After a 40-plus year career in Manufacturing and Health Care Administration, I decided it was time to retire. I did so, earlier than I expected, to spend time with my

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The separation of households that occurs when placing your elderly loved one into an aged care facility can make it difficult to maintain regular family time. For those used to

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Why Grandparents Are Essential to Young Children There have been many studies done on the impact grandparents make in the lives of grandchildren starting with the fabulous work from Dr.

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BY DR. KERRY BYRNE If you are lucky enough to be a local grandparent, there are a few practical things you can do to support the long-distance grandparents in your

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death and life and grandchildren BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE November was a tough month for us.  First was the death of a 50-year advisor and mentor.  Then, a lifetime

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Climate Change:  Will your grandkids be there to see it? BY RICK MOODY I’m 78 years old, and I’ve been working in the “aging business” since 1971. I have spent

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5 Tips for Grandfamilies Facing Mental Health Concerns BY JAIA LENT The U.S. is in a state of mental health emergency in child and adolescent mental health, and a national

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The four stages of conquest BY STEVE H. CHASIN Do you ever notice that grandchildren are insidious, patient, sweet, and secret as they weave their web and easily snare you,

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Building a strong, communicative relationship with grandchildren during their college years is vital. This period is full of changes and new experiences for them. Meaningful conversations can bridge the gap

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BY PAT BURNS The Golden Bachelor, which debuted on ABC on Sept. 28, expanded its Bachelor Nation viewers to a more mature audience. Being one of those mature viewers, I

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