Family & Community  
  Family Resources   Family resources online provides a quick and easy list of links for many topics of interest including aging, parenting, loss & grief, counseling, and stepfamilies.

    The Grand Times   A collection of articles on relationships covering topics from the retiring husband, to caregivers, to the ‘full nest’ syndrome.

    Grandparenting in Stressful Situations   Articles from The Grand Times addressing difficult issues including divorce, drug use, visitation rights, "happy" holidays, and long-distance relationships.

    Grandparenting   ThirdAge does it again, with a great section on grandparenting stories, ideas and skills.

    Foster Grandparenting   If you don’t have grandchildren, but you’d like to consider foster grandparenting, check out ElderNet’s information and contacts about foster grandparenting nationwide, located at the top of our "Action to Help Others" page.

    The Grandparent Times   Easy-to-navigate site offers a wealth of information about activities to try with your grandkids, including cooking, computers, books and resources, and even travel tips with the youngsters.

    Temple U Center for Intergenerational Learning   Read up on the Sisters in Science program where older women with science backgrounds help increase interest in 4th grade minority students, or look into Family Friends, where elders provide in-home support for families with disabled children.

    Local Activities for Families   Calendar of local events from, listed by town. Access to this information may be confusing. Tip: Find the calendar after you click on the local link, and then scroll down to "Resources"

    Volunteer Opportunities   Check out ElderNet’s links to volunteer groups and organizations on our Action to Help Others page.

    AARP   Find out what AARP is doing in your community. State and regional offices are listed, as well as current AARP programs. Calendars of events are only available for certain states at this time.

    National Senior Service Corps   Interested in being a senior companion, foster grandparent, or a volunteer? Senior Corps is a network of federally-supported programs that helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities in their home and communities.


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