Grandparents raising their grandchildren isn’t a new phenomenon, but it is one that is becoming more and more common. If you are in Massachusetts, consider attending the 5th Annual Conference on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. (There is currently a wait list, but they anticipate cancellations, so please do register if you are interested!) A service of the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, this free event will run from 9 am – 3 pm at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Marlborough. (Lunch is included.) This event is for grandparents, kinship caregivers, support group facilitators, providers and community leaders. Bridges Together fully supports the much-needed work and advocacy that this organization does, and we hope that those who find themselves relating to this situation – either in a personal or professional capacity – can attend this event to gain support and resources.
To register, email Colleen Pritoni at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 617.748.2454.