Do Something Grand for Grandparents Day - Happy National Grandparents Day 2015

On behalf of the entire team at REUNIONCare, we hope you look forward to celebrating the 2015 National Grandparents Day on September 13, 2015.  

National Grandparents Day is a day for young and old to honor each other, and an opportunity for civic engagement for all generations.  It is a secular holiday celebrated in the United States since 1978 and officially recognized in a number of countries - you may read the full history of National Grandparents Day here.

There are three purposes for National #GrandparentsDay:

  1. To honor grandparents.

  2. To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children.

  3. To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

Do you need some ideas to get started?  Our friends at Generations United in Washington, DC encourage all ages to engage in intergenerational civic engagement for the entire week following National Grandparents Day, and they have many ways to celebrate with grandparents day activities - from their Grand Things To Do list to all of the ideas in their Take Action Guide.

The Legacy Project is another website with a comprehensive source of free ideas and activities for a Grandparents Day event at any time of the year.

One fast and easy idea - #TakeAGrandie!  What’s a grandie?  An intergenerational selfie, of course!  #TakeAGrandie with someone of a different generation and let us know by using the hashtag on our REUNIONCare Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account(s).

Since many of our REUNIONCare members are Grandparents themselves, or are caring for a Grandparent, we hope you can take this opportunity to #DoSomethingGrand and honor all grandparents everywhere today.

Did you know?  The flower of the U.S. National Grandparents Day is the forget-me-not which blooms in the spring. As a result, seasonal flowers are given in appreciation to grandparents on this day

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