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Posted on: September 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Rutgers Ext. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren October Meeting - Managing Family Relationships

FCHS GRG Support Group October 2019 - Final

Cape May Court House, NJ – Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group’s (GRG) October meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The free information session is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Cape May County, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program, “Managing Family Relationships,” will follow at 6 p.m.

Guest speaker Lori Jalkiewicz, LCSW, Program Director, Foster, Kinship and Adoption Services at ACENDA, will talk to grandparents about managing family relationships. Topics will include, stress, stability, grief, loss and more.

The GRG Meeting will be facilitated by Chris Zellers, interim, part-time, Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) Educator. Zellers said, “Our grandparents are adjusting to their new role as primary caretaker of their grandchildren and at the same time their grandchildren, who are dealing with loss and grief, are trying to understand the changes in their lives. We hope this presentation will help our families better understand and cope with their current situation.”

ACENDA Integrated Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to industry-leading prevention, treatment and wellness services compassionately delivered to ensure that every individual, family and community achieves their greatest potential. ACENDA is at the forefront of community-based services, providing over 100 health and social service programs at 56 locations throughout a 10-county region in New Jersey. In Cape May County alone there are over 20 programs serving families, adults and children in multiple locations throughout the county. For more information visit

Grandchildren are welcome and they will have fun activities to do as well as enjoy dinner with their grandparents. There is no charge for this program, however, advanced registration is required by October 9, 2019. New families are invited to attend. Please call Marian at (609) 465-5115, ext. 3609 for more information or to register for the program.

Support for this program is provided by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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