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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] November Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Focuses on Coping during the Holidays

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) will hold the next Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 5:30 to 7p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

November’s program will include a presentation by Phyllis Kanarkowski,RN/MA, Older Persons & Caregivers Outreach Provider, Cape Counseling. She will discuss this challenging and stressful time of year for grandparents raising their grandchildren and offer some encouragement and advice.

Marilou Rochford, Family & Community Health Sciences Educator, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County said, “Holidays can be a time of joy and excitement but for many of our Grandparents Raising Grandchildren families it can also be a time of sadness and anxiety.” Rochford added, “ In addition to the normal stress that accompanies the holiday season, our grandparents are also facing financial strain, experiencing a sense of loss, and the difficult task of being both a parent and grandparent.”

Childcare will be provided for the grandchildren. A light supper for the grandparents and grandchildren begins promptly at 5:30p.m. and the program will follow at 6p.m.

There is no charge for this program, however, please call Marian at (609) 465-5115, ext. 609 to register or for more information.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

Contact: Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, FCHS Educator at 465-5115 ext. 609

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