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National Grandparents Day is cel- ebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Since it was desig- nated by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 to recognize the importance and worth of grandparents, we have found various ways of honoring these special people in our lives. Other purposes of Grandparents Day give the grandpar- ents the opportunity to show their love for their grandchildren as well as to help the children to recognize the wis- dom older people can offer.
In 1970 Marian McQuade, of West Virginia started a campaign to introduce this special day for grandparents and in 1973, Senator Jennings Randolph intro- duced a grandparent’s resolution in the U.S. Senate and as a result, it is now celebrated internationally. The month
of September was chosen to signify the “autumn years.” Churches, schools, and various organizations take time to plan special events around this time of year to honor grandparents.
Precious bonds are formed almost instantly between grandparents and grandchildren and no one seems to
be able to explain exactly how this happens, however, we know that it is
an extra special relationship that no
one can deny. Grandparents Day sets aside this special day to bring families together to preserve and cultivate even deeper bonds.
Gail Gallagher, Special to Senior Times CELEBRATE GRANDPARENTS
grandchildren when they are left aban- doned or uncared for. Many grand- parents live alone and many are even handicapped. Some have even had to go back to work, sacrificing much to provide for the needs of their grandchil- dren. These grandparents are saving our government thousands of dollars.
According to the latest U.S. Census, over 2.5 million grandpar- ents are now raising their grandchil- dren.
Some grandparents suddenly find themselves with children dropped on their doorstep and some see it coming from afar. Drugs, incarceration, teenage pregnancy, death of a child, mental illness, abuse, and neglect can all be contributing factors in a grandparent becoming a parent again. We need bet- ter laws introduced to make it easier for grandparents to get access to their grandchildren in desperate need. A safe haven needs to be readily available for these children. What better haven than with a loving grandparent?
Direct Your Dollars
  People can create their own cele- bration on this special day or join with others around the country as candles
are lit to honor grandparents and other caregivers who are raising children left without caring parents. These selfless caregivers, many who are seniors, are choosing to bless these children from broken homes, by taking them into their own home.
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Grandparents all over the globe are reaching out to rescue their
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By Pat Fosdick
Family Fare Supermarkets “Direct Your Dollars” Campaign provides
help to senior programs. The Village
of Mill Creek, a low-income housing residence, is collecting Family Fare receipts. The Village of Mill Creek res- idents are asking for the community’s help in this effort. Family Fare receipts
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