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Yes, There is a Grandparents Day!

Grandparents Day, Sept. 9, 2012 at Norman P. Murray Community Center.

In honor of National Grandparents Day on Sun., Sept. 9, 2012 from 1-3pm, is providing fun for grandparents and grandchildren ages 3 to 7.

Enjoy refreshments, face painting, cookie decorating and crafts.  Please make reservations at 949-470-3062.

Yes, there is a Grandparents Day! President Jimmy Carter declared Grandparents Day a National holiday in 1978. It is always celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day.

According to Education World, five million children in this country live in a household with a grandparent present. Grandparents don’t just “spoil” our kids. They fill in the gap for many working parents and provide much needed guidance.

Our seniors provide us with traditions and are a link to history, but most importantly they share their wisdom, respect and love—for countless generations.

If you aren’t able to join us, maybe you could adopt a senior or visit a nursing home in your community. More than half of the residents in nursing homes never have a visitor.

Let us help you celebrate the grands in you life.  Don’t forget to make reservations!

Tell me your favorite memory of your grandparents in the comments below.

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Shripathi Kamath September 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM
My most vivid memory of my grandfather is when he took me to a professional wrestling event. The first and only time I have been to one. I was quite upset that all the good guys did not win, so there was an unscheduled trip to an ice-cream 'n snacks parlor on the way back home. It was long, long time ago in a country far, far away.
Wendy Bucknum September 10, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Grandparents are so special to many of us and to our kids. I have volunteered along side my grandmother and grandfather many weekends and they instilled that sense of giving back to one's community in me at a very young age.

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