Grandparent Bootcamp

grandma with childThe Lenawee Department on Aging has partnered with Lenawee Great Start to host the second in a series of Grandparent Bootcamps. This free educational opportunity is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 30, 2017, at the Adrian First Church of the Nazarene, 50 Industrial Drive, Adrian. Bootcamp will start at 10am and last until 1pm, with lunch provided.

Grandparent Bootcamp is designed for grandparents of all ages who are caring for grandchildren. However, older family members caring for children under 18 are also welcome. Topics to be discussed at this event include “An Overview of Autism” presented by Alexis Eggenberger, Manager of ProMedica Center for Autism, and “Concerns about Lead and What to Look For” presented by Jean Howatt, from the Lenawee Health Department. As Grandparent Bootcamp is an ongoing series, it is also a great place to meet and connect with resources and individuals in Lenawee County that can make caring for a grandchild easier. Each event will feature different topics that relate to issues and challenges of raising children in 2017.

The Lenawee Department on Aging recognizes that grandparents play an important role in raising children. So it is important that older adults keep up to date on issues facing today’s children and adolescents. From car seat laws to cyber bullying, children and caregivers today face issues not seen in previous generations. Grandparent Bootcamp is being offered in other counties in Michigan to bridge the gap between “how things were” and “how things are”. It is meant to provide practical information that grandparents and caregivers can use on a daily basis. All older adults who are caring for, living with, or raising children under 18 are encouraged to attend.

Registration is encouraged by January 25, 2017.   To register or seek further information can call the Lenawee Department on Aging at 517-264-5280.

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