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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group

Learning Together......Stronger Together


Please join PLOWS as they share the joys and challenges of raising grandchildren!  Each session will include information on various topics, such as sources of financial assistance, discussion of legal issues and strategies for self-care.  There is no fee charged for participating in the group.


    WHO:  Any older adult who is the primary caregiver for a grandchild

WHERE:  PLOWS Council on Aging will host the group.  PLOWS is located at 7808 College Drive, Suite 5 East, 

Palos Heights

 WHEN:  PLOWS anticipates the group will begin on March 8, 2017 and will meet for six weeks.  The group

       will meet every Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


If you are interested in participating, please contact Tracy Erwin at PLOWS, 708-361-0219.


In the U.S. there are more than six million children who live with grandparents or other relatives.  In Illinois alone, more than 200,000 grandparents are caring for their grandchildren.  These "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren" are primarily single women, caring for their grandchildren on a long-term basis.  They are from all walks of life and all cultural and economic groups. (Excerpt from Illinois Department on Aging, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren In Illinois)

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