This happening for grandparents raising grandchildren came to my attention just today. I hope it isn’t too late for grandparents raising grandchildren living in the Toms River, Ocean County, area of New Jersey…

Grandfamilies of America
“Experience the Journey: A Tribute to Caregivers”

Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild?

You are not alone! According to the 2000 census, there are over 2 million childdren in the US being raised solely by grandparents and other relatives – and that number is rising. Please join us as President and Vice Presicent of “Grandfamilies of America” Pat Owens and Sharon Olson, share their continuing journey through care giving. Discussion will focus on the many challenges faced by relative caregivers plus solutions to such challenges and a special tribute to YOU!

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: South Toms River Elementary School Cafeteria
419 Dover Rd., S. Toms River, NJ

Dinner and Child Care Provided Free of Charge!
Registration Required by 3/20/09
Call: 732-240-0397

Saint Barnabas Health Care System Behavioral Health Network Institute for Prevention in collaboration with: South Toms river Municipal Alliance
& Grand Families of America

If you can’t make this event, visit the “Grandfamilies of America” website for more information on grandparents raising grandchildren.