The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program provides assistance, referrals and advocacy to relatives regardless of their age or economic status, training to caregivers and professionals and funding for the establishment and maintenance of support groups as well as conferences, workshops and emergency assistance.
GRG Resources and Referrals:
Children’s Summer Camp options
Assistance with daily needs
Indirect services and programming:
Aging Picasso’s – Provides an opportunity for seniors to engage in socialized art classes, social discussions and activities that stimulate the mind. This gets the senior out of their normal environment and helps to address Social Isolation.
GRG - Wednesday FunDays This is an intergenerational activity that encourages teamwork and relationship building among the seniors (caregivers) and their grandchildren. The activities involve games, crafts, art expression, etc. but all are designed to encourage intergenerational relationships built on trust and teamwork.
GRG – Intergenerational activities and events: Field trips - Participants of the GRG program are invited to participate in various community events, focused events such as bus day trips to local area parks for fishing, hiking, boating, etc. Trips to area specialty markets and activities (such as Tanner’s, Dixon’s, picnics, local baseball or other sports spectator events, etc.).
GAP – Grant Assistance Program Designed to assist those seniors and caregivers requiring assistance to help offset expenses associated with daily needs, and other areas of consideration to enable the senior to remain in their homes safely without being placed in a long-term care facility.
Volunteer opportunities GRG children/youth and adult participants can volunteer for varying activities and events through the GRG program.