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2014-09-23 08:25:44

GRAND Magazine Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Serving Grandparents SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A first time grandparent is - on average -48 years old. As the Baby Boomers have aged into this life stage their financial power has peaked. There are now 80 million grandparents in the United States. 7.2 million children are living in multi-generational households with a grandparent present and 4.5 million of those are lead by a grandparent. One magazine, GRAND,...

2014-09-17 08:25:51

QINGDAO, China, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Photos and videos of a 15-year old girl and her "hip" 65-year-old grandfather that are making the rounds on the internet have triggered heated online debates in China. Social-M&G has issued a special report: the videos are part of a summer life experience montage submitted by the granddaughter. In the videos and photos, the 65-year-old senior looks like British male model Aiden Shaw. He and his 15-year-old granddaughter go...

2014-07-24 16:27:51

"ThrowbackYearbook" contest winners will feature America's most trendsetting, inspiring, and talented grandparents NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caring Across Generations, a national movement sparking connections across generations to transform how we care in America, today announced the launch of ThrowbackSummer, a summer-long celebration of the relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. ThrowbackSummer kicks off with an online contest, "ThrowbackYearbook," in...

2014-02-16 16:20:22

NYS Legislative Caucus Backs Increased Aid for Unpaid Family Caregivers, Non-Parent Relatives Raising Children ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today thanked the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus for supporting issues critical to New York's most powerful voting demographic, the 50+, including aid for unpaid family caregivers and increased funding for non-parent relatives raising children. Those two issues are among AARP's...

2013-11-05 23:32:02

Many new parents are electing to return to work as soon as possible - and often leaving their parents in charge of the baby. The In Dad's Care Apps by John Duke Design have been developed to help. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 It's not just the parents caring for new babies, the babies’ grandparents are increasingly being asked to pitch in and help. Most of today's grandparents bought their kids up in a simpler age - no car safety seats, no fancy strollers, no video monitors or...

2013-09-24 23:37:13

Sharing one-of-a-kind vacation experiences with the next generation is one of the benefits of being a grandparent. TheFamilyTravelFiles.com just posted five new grandparent, grandkid vacations to make planning easy – no parents required. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Want to spend time away with your grandchild or grandchildren but would rather pass on the Mouse or theme park experience? More and more grandparents are opting for authentic vacations with a less commercial twist...

2013-09-08 23:02:16

Today, MIT Startup GeriJoy announced that it is offering a special Grandparents Day promotion for its virtual senior care companion: from September 8 until September 14, the referral code "GRANDPARENT" will give new subscribers a full refund on the first month’s subscription. Teams of care staff who work around the clock see, hear, and engage with elders through GeriJoy's virtual home companions, which take the form of adorable pets, helping to improve mental health for...

Grandmothers More Likely To Have Depression When They Raise Grandkids
2013-08-22 14:19:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland found grandmothers who are a household’s primary caregiver are more likely to suffer from depression, but are highly receptive to assistance. In one of the longest-running studies of its kind, researchers focused on grandmothers in a variety of family situations, from being full-time caregivers to having no direct role in the care of their grandchildren. “Although we...

Grandparent-Adult Grandchild Bond Cancels Out Depression Systems
2013-08-12 11:13:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study presented today at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting in New York City indicated that grandparents and grandchildren can have a significant beneficial psychological effect on each other. "We found that an emotionally close grandparent-adult grandchild relationship was associated with fewer symptoms of depression for both generations," said study co-author Sara M. Moorman, an assistant professor in the...


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