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23
Sep
Radio 4 the Ages - 9-23-12 - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Show #53: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (follow-up)

Show #53: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (follow-up)

This weekend on Radio 4 the Ages we welcome several families with grandparents who have been raising their grandchildren, and in some cases have even adopted them.  We talk with them about some of the struggles grandparents go through, financial, logistical, and emotional.  We also speak with Lavern Weathers of the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services to learn how DSS works with these families to help them and give them guidance. To learn more about grandparents caring for their grandchildren, tune in!  Also, to hear our previous show about grandparents raising grandchildren and kinship care, listen to Show #42: Grandparents raising grandchildren.

 

Resources

  • Lavern Weathers

Community Social Worker / Family Caregiver Support Specialist

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, Community Resource Division

Family Caregiver Support Program

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

8
Jul
Radio 4 the Ages - 7-8-12 - Grandparents raising Grandchildren

Show #42: Grandparents raising Grandchildren

Show #42: Grandparents raising Grandchildren

This week on Radio 4 the Ages, we welcome guests Lavern Weathers (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren) and Sara Harper (KinGap Services) to talk about the growing issue of grandparents and other relatives raising children.  With the increased frequency of grandparents and relatives raising children, it’s important to know what services and resources are available to them and their loved ones.  For the last half hour of the show, we are joined by Dr. Todd Engel, DSS (Carolinas Dental Center) to talk about the importance of dental health and dental implants among senior adults not only to keep a great smile, but also to be able to maintain a healthy diet.  Tune In.  Call In.  Get Involved!

Resources

  • Lavern Weathers

Community Social Worker / Family Caregiver Support Specialist

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services, Community Resource Division

Family Caregiver Support Program

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

  • Sara Harper

Founder, KinGap Services

http://www.kingapnc.org/

kingapofnc@yahoo.com

(336) 882-5440

  • Just 1 Call

http://www.just1call.org/

(704) 432-1111

  • Dr. Todd Engel, DDS

Carolinas Dental Center

The Engel Institute

http://www.carolinasdentalcenter.com/

http://www.engelinstitute.com/

(704) 246-5173 Matthews, NC

(704) 243-8920 Waxhaw, NC