Latest "Ideas for Intergenerational Living" Newsletter
Topics include: some of the challenges relative caregivers face when raising children of incarcerated parents, GU report: “Family Matters: Multigenerational Families in a Volatile Economy”, and some new resources and reports in the areas of healthy aging, “engaged” aging, support for relative caregiver families, and emergency preparedness.
Adults who are caring for their relative’s children may have experience dealing with the prison system,others may be dealing with unanticipated challenges with regard to ensuring the physical and emotional health of the children in their care.
A December 2011 report from Generations United, entitled, Family Matters: Multigenerational Families in a Volatile Economy, finds that an increased number of Americans are living in multigenerational households, due in part to the poor economy and also to an increasing number of elders living with family members who provide care.
Includes: New Fact Sheet: Caregiving With Your Siblings, Gallop: 72% of Employed Caregivers are Caring for a Parent, Study: Adult Day Care Services Reduce Stress for Family Caregivers of Adults with Dementia, and Pennsylvania House Approves Bill to Update PA Family Caregivers Support Act
Includes: Report on The Challenges of Family Caregiving, US: Stressed Elder Caregivers in Need of Solutions; BeClose Seeks to Relieve “Stress in America,” Hitting Caregivers Harder Than Ever, and World: Going to Physician Visits with Older Loved Ones Could Improve Care
Topics include: GrandFacts Sheets have been Updated and Family Finding Programs for Children in Foster Care.
Based on Report discussing the Large Difference Between "Involvement" and "Engagement" for Seniors.
Topics include: Report on the Retirement and Health Poll, Go4Life, Upcoming Event: A Celebration of Active Aging, and New Report from the World Health Organization
The 2012 Rachel Carson contest will focus on water, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.
Vol. 11, No. 3, Summer 2011. Topics include: library-based activities in Allegheny county, an intergenerational games event at Mt. Lebanon Village, an award-winning shared site program at the Lutheran Home at Kane, and Grandparents Day celebrations in Philadelphia.
The Allegheny County Library Association has initiated programs aimed at bringing together older and younger people for purposeful and intentional intergenerational experiences.
National Grandparents Day celebrations in Philadelphia. From the 15th Annual Grandparents Day Dinner held by Grands as Parents to a Legislative Roundtable with Senator Anthony H. Williams hosted by Turning Points for Children.
Mt. Lebanon Village held its annual intergenerational summer games on August 13th. Activities included a one-mile run/walk, zumba, tai chi, soccer, checkers, chess and a picnic.The games provide a chance to exercise, raise money for and increase awareness of Mt. Lebanon Village.
The Generations United (GU) Intergenerational Shared Site Award honors an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions to uniting the generations through intergenerational shared sites (also know as age-integrated facilities). The 2011 award winner, is the Lutheran Home at Kane, PA.
Ohanarama is safe place online where families connect, learn and play together. This community (Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian) engages extended family members of all ages by tapping into their natural social and competitive spirit through quizzes, contests and fun family games.
This article appeared in the April 2011 edition of the International Longevity Centre–UK (ILC-UK) newsletter
The number of grandparents in the United States has hit a record high and is growing. In general, grandparents are younger, financially comfortable and bestowing a good deal of their money on grandchildren, according to a new report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute. Contrary to the stereotypical "grandma" and "grandpa" of yesteryear, today's grandparents are far from dependent. In fact, they are more likely to be sharing their resources with their children and grandchildren.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia studied insurance claims data involving accidents where children were injured or killed. The study revealed that contrary to the common belief that older drivers are more likely to get involved in car accidents 90% of the accidents happened when a parent was in the driver's seat. Grandparents tend to be more cautious when their grandchildren are in the car. This is good news for the US, as many baby boomers are now grandparents.
Results of first-ever scorecard measuring state performance in providing long-term services and support to older adults and people with disabilities.