Friday, September 7, 2007

Celebrate Grandparents Day!

Sunday, September 9 is National Grandparent's Day. According to the official website,, " National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisom and heritage their grandparents could provide."

Grandparents Day was made official by Jimmy Carter in 1978, and it was proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

I personally never celebrated Grandparents day growing up, but now that I have a baby, and my own parents are grandparents, it seems fitting to celebrate the important role they are in her life.

Here are just a few simple ideas to celebrate:
  • Visit them, of course! Let them play and enjoy their grandchildren.
  • Have your children color them a picture, or write them a letter if they are able.
  • Video your grandparents talking about their lives.
  • Send new photos of their grandchildren to them.
  • Visit the Escondido Children's Museum where Grandparents get half off admission this week.
Or, help grandparents everywhere by participating in the Walk of Ages - ElderHelp Annual Walk, at the NTC Promenade in Point Loma.

Everyone - bring your grandparents for a great day of fun and exercise!

The ElderHelp Annual Walk of Ages

The 1 & 3 mile courses weave through the charm of Liberty Station on Point Loma’s historic Naval Training Center. Games and exhibits for the whole family will round out the fun to provide children and adults alike an opportunity to engage in activities designed to entertain and enlighten.

Saturday, September 8, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, NTC Promenade

: NTC Promenade, Point Loma

Proceeds from Walk of Ages benefit ElderHelp of San Diego
whose purpose is to provide the elderly with the assistance they need to remain in their own homes and neighborhoods.

Visit ElderHelp of San Diego to register, and for more information!

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