Grandparents Raising Grandchildren enjoys back to school event

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At the recent Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Back to School event are, from left, the three sitting on the truck: Edith Hood, Emma Daniel, Chandra Cruver. Standing on left is Sheila Oliver, and on the other side of the truck standing behind the three sitting, Doris James. Next row next to Sheila Oliver is Levi Oliver. Behind Sheila Oliver are ladies Willie Neal and Irene Tucker. Standing alone at top is Walter Jones, and in front of him, left to right, are Shania Neal, Laina Basler, Trenton Whatley, Jordon Wilson; middle row, Darnell James and Daylen James behind him. 


Recently at the Tommy Thompson Senior Center in Newnan, the Family Patterns Matter organization in partnership with Three Rivers of the Southern Regional Commission held a back to school event for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

The event was a kickoff for the upcoming year for the students..

This group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Tommy Thompson Senior Center on Hospital Road. The next meeting is Aug. 20.

“Becoming the Parent Again” is the focus of the meeting for these grandparents who need support for a variety of reasons. Topics will be: What are our rights? Emergency Respite? Relaxing when you can? Nutrition on a budget that children will eat? Addressing holidays? Birth parent involvement or not? Fun activities? Homework help? For more information contact Gloria Sanford: glosanford@yahoo.com . 



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