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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...

2013-07-24 23:26:46

Playing with grandchildren is something every grandparent enjoys. For the child, play is an important part of childhood; developing thinking and reasoning skills, learning social skills and building confidence... and playing with grandchildren keeps grandparents mentally and physically active. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Anant Goel, Intelligence games developer at RKNet, stated: “Grandparents provide their grand-kids with love and have their best interests at heart....

Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren Face Difficult Financial Burdens
2013-06-21 04:36:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Raising a child can place quite a strain on any family’s finances, but a new study demonstrates that the burden is especially cumbersome for the increasing number of older men and women raising their grandchildren. The Elder Index, which was compiled by experts at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, reports that over 300,000 grandparents in the state of California...


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