Category Archives: Grandparenting

Episode 30. An innovative nonprofit highlights the need for intergenerational interactions: Seniors4Seniors



Episode 30. Seniors 4 Seniors July 29, 2021
Guests: Eric Ross Peterson and Dr. Jason Powell

Eric Ross Peterson is the CEO and founder of Seniors4Seniors, a nonprofit non-profit organization based in Colorado that connects high school and senior citizens with the goal of helping each party learn from and mentor each other.

His biography says, “As a caregiver in a senior community, I was made aware of the challenges which the senior residents I cared for were facing daily. In doing so I also became aware that our youth, especially those in their high school years, were also having these same challenges which are isolation, loneliness, and depression. I decided to [act], which brought me to the development of Seniors4Seniors, a program which brings together the older adults and youth in our communities, enabling enriching, real human connections. This program establishes connections between these individuals with shared interests, with a focus on career aspirations of the youth that correspond to career backgrounds of the older adults. This is a unique approach has truly enabled relationships that are truly touching the human heart and mind.

https://www.seniors4seniors.org/
givingback@seniors4seniors.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-peterson-814965b5/

(855) 945-0747

Professor Jason Powell, PhD, FCMI, AoU is the provost of the Manchester Institute of Learning and Excellence. He has held leadership positions and served as a visiting professor at universities internationally, including Harvard Medical School.

He is the author of 79 academic books and more than 500 refereed journals articles about aging, health, and social care in health care settings. He has served as editor for numerous publications and served on the editorial boards of more than 100. His research credentials are impeccable. In addition to holding numerous earned and honorary titles, he also is a Honorary Distinguished Fellow for Seniors4Seniors.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/professor-jason-powell-phd-frsa-fhea-frsph-fcmi-62493012/

jasonpwll3@gmail.com
Twitter: @DrJayPow

Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest!
Back to school is a few weeks away, why not help get your grandkids used to writing the dreaded essay by having them enter the Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest?

We all know grandparents rock … we need to know why your grandchildren think YOU rock! Have them tell us in a short essay – no more than 250 words – completing this thought: My Grand is grand because ….
Children ages 5 to 16 must submit their essays by 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 6.

They can win prizes, read their essays in a free downloadable PDF and listen to the winning essays on a bonus episode of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast Sept. 12, 2021, which is Grandparents Day!

To learn more, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast/contest.html
Please note: All children are eligible to win prizes, including those whose parents and grandparents have been guests on the podcast!

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To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

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Episode 29. Nana Jill shares tips for hosting a successful Cousins Camp and strategies for talking with teen and tween grandchildren



My guest this week is Jill Bowler, also known as Nana Jill. She has a blog and a newsletter titled Adventures in NanaLand brimming with all things necessary to help grandparents be the best grandparents they can be.

Before we listen to my conversation with Nana Jill, I want to remind you that the Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest will launch Friday, July 23, which is Gorgeous Grandma Day. The essay contest is a way for children ages 5 to 16 to honor their grands in 250 words or less by completing the statement: “My Grand___________ is grand because_______________________.”

To learn more, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast/contest.html.

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Adventures in NanaLand

Home-Adventures in NanaLand


https://adventuresinnanaland.com/category/grandma-camp/

Grand Adventure Store Main

https://www.pinterest.com/adventuresinnanaland/_created/

https://www.facebook.com/NanaLandAdventures
https://www.instagram.com/adventuresinnanaland/
Twitter: @nanaadventures

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To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

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Episode 28: Two little girls, one with autism, one a neurotypical child, form a long-lasting friendship and enjoy a day at the zoo



Episode 28
July 15, 2021

Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest
Gorgeous Grandma Day – Grandparents Day
2021 Adventures with Gammy Essay Contest

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Contest Prizes
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Emma and Harper enjoy a day at the zoo

According to autismspeaks.org, “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

“We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think, and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.”

Our guest, Lisa Jacovsky, is a PhD candidate who specializes in autism. She has written Let’s talk! A story of Autism and Friendship. Her new book is Let’s Talk: Going to the Zoo. The books look at the friendship of two little girls, Emma and Harper. To learn more about the book and to follow Lisa, visit http://www.lisajayauthor.com/

https://www.facebook.com/booksbylisajay/
Tweets by Lisachildbooks
https://www.instagram.com/booksbylisajacovsky/

Lisa was a guest on Episode 6: http://adventureswithgrammy.com/blog/e06.html

Elong Musk and Dan Aykroyd have autism
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/snl-no-elon-musk-isnt-the-first-host-with-aspergers-video/ar-BB1gwqPo

Amy Bockerstette has earned her nickname Amazing Amy. She is the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a national collegiate athletic championship.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amy-bockerstette-golf-college-championship/

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Two of my grandsons talk about the fun they have while enjoying multi-generational vacations.

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Please sign up for my monthly newsletter, which is for grandparents who want to make a positive difference in their grandchildren’s lives, and for parents who want to ensure that special grandparent bond between their parents and their children. Articles will give you exclusive content I will not share on social media and a heads-up about events, products, and books I think you will find interesting.

To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

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Music:

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Let me know your thoughts about the podcast: send a Tweet to @grammyadventure or an e-mail to carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com!


Episode 27. Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe



Episode 27
July 8, 2021

Adventures with Grammy Essay Contest
Gorgeous Grandma Day – Grandparents Day
2021 Adventures with Gammy Essay Contest

Contest Overview
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Rozanne Weisman is a renowned Washington, DC-based marketing communications executive who has won more than 60 national and international awards for her work with diverse client’s, including public broadcasting, the Alliance to Save Energy, and Discovery, Inc. Animal Channel and its first feature film, The Leopard Son.

She’s a regular guest lecturer for both undergraduate and graduate students at American University School of Communications and School of Public Affairs and she’s a volunteer at Jumpstart Jubilee, a bilingual infant-pre-K school in Washington, D.C.

https://www.jubileejumpstart.org/

As a child, Rozanne dreamed of going on safari. As an adult, she accomplished her goal with three wildlife journeys: the first through the rain forests of Borneo, Indonesia, where she watched orangutans, then throughout five southern African countries where prides of lions have walked directly in front of her, and she photographed penguins, orphaned elephants, giraffes, and FIVE elusive leopards, including two cubs up a tree.

Giraffe Manor, a luxurious bucket-list rescue for endangered Rothschild giraffes, and the neighboring nonprofit Giraffe Centre in Kenya

Giraffe Manor, Hotel with Giraffes

Homepage

Website with leopard print:

Home

Twitter & Instagram:
@PRlady007

YouTube wildlife videos re book:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3DUkdlHCP-QfZZIDF8fSBw

To learn more about the Adventures with Grammy podcast, or to be a guest, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast

Please sign up for my monthly newsletter, which is for grandparents who want to make a positive difference in their grandchildren’s lives, and for parents who want to ensure that special grandparent bond between their parents and their children. Articles will give you exclusive content I will not share on social media and a heads-up about events, products, and books I think you will find interesting.

To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

#grammyadventure

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Music:

https://audiojungle.net/user/play_m

Let me know your thoughts about the podcast: send a Tweet to @grammyadventure or an e-mail to carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com!


Episode 26. Strokes: learn how to minimize your risks and become your own healthcare advocate



Episode 26
July 1, 2021

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Marcia Moran was a healthy, athletic, and successful entrepreneur who never considered one day she might suffer from a stroke. But she did 7 years ago, and it was devastating. Although she is at almost full recovery, Marcia is not satisfied and continues to work toward a 100 percent recovery.

She has written about her journey back to physical fitness in her book Stroke Forward: How to Become Your Own Healthcare Advocate … One Step at a Time.

It is a beautifully written tribute to her determination and grit, her husband’s abundant love for her, and a message of hope for the rest of us.

Listen as Marcia shares her inspirational story of how she relearned to walk and talk and what she is doing to help others impacted by strokes.

• Website
http://www.strokeforward.com/
• Social Media
• Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/StrokeForward
• LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marciamoran/
• Twitter

From Marcia:
https://www.strokeforward.com/copy-of-bookbonus-1

When you buy the book Stroke FORWARD: How to Become Your Own Healthcare Advocate . . .One Step at a Time, you deserve a special bonus give to accompany the book. So I’ve created a special Stroke FORWARD Toolkit for you.

The toolkit contains:

• A list of my Top 12 Tips for Recovery that you may want to print out and save for yourself. You may also want to give the Top 12 Tips for Recovery to your friends and family. People need to understand where you are coming from now.

• Resources. I had a hard time finding resources. They were available; figuring out how to use the keyboard was almost beyond me. Here are a few gems that you and your caregiver may find interesting.

• Videos done with my physical therapist showing right-side and left side movement. Getting better requires a lot of small muscle movements. These videos show how we did it.

Neuro-sculpting

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4892319/


Episode 25: Are you a modern-day grandparent? Do you celebrate Gorgeous Grandmothers’ Day?



Episode 25: Are you a modern-day grandparent? Do you celebrate Gorgeous Grandmothers’ Day?

Guests: Suzette Perez-Tate and Anissa Delaluz

The Book
Created by Suzette Perez-Tate and co-authored by Anisa Delaluz, The Grands is a children’s book series intended to break stereotypes of what it means to be a grandparent in the 21st century. Today’s Grand is active, career-minded, stylish, and tech-savvy while still maintaining the age-old essence of being a grandparent. This series will also feature the role Great Grandparents, Great Aunts & Uncles have in a child’s life. Many stories will be told focusing on these intergenerational relationships showcasing a diverse variety of families. The series hopes that many families will see themselves as they read the many adventures of the Grands and their grandchildren!

Suzette Perez Tate is a modern-day grandmother from Southern California. She and her husband have a blended family and share five children, 5 grandchildren and a black Labrador named Bentley Boo.

Suzette and her granddaughter Charlotte share a special bond. One of the activities they enjoy together is reading. Suzette noticed right away that none of the books she was reading reflected their relationship. For starters, the grandmothers in the stories did not look like her, act like her and many times they were sick or dying, so after working in the telecommunications industry for almost 30 years, she decided to add the title children’s book author to her credentials and create a series of books that reflect modern day grandparents.

Her co-author is Anisa Delaluz, a post-production manager in the film and television industry. The mother of two sons, she hopes if she becomes a grandmother, she will live up to the standards set by her own super-hero grandmothers.

https://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/gorgeous-grandma-day/

Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/thegrandsmdg

https://www.instagram.com/thegrandsmdg
https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzette-perez-tate-33715a50/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/anisa-delaluz-a289978/

E-Mail
thegrandsmdg@gmail.com

Buy the Book

https://www.target.com/p/the-grands-by-anisa-delaluz-suzette-perez-tate-paperback/-/A-83323003

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To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

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Music:

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Let me know your thoughts about the podcast: send a Tweet to @grammyadventure or an e-mail to carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com!


Episode 24. Silly YaYa finds inspiration from her family



Violet Favero has nine granddaughters! No grandsons! Lots of glitter and bows when the girls visit their grandparents.

The medical administrator turned children’s picture book author/illustrator gathers inspiration for her stories from her every day life … her immigrant grandfather, her family’s Sunday dinner tradition, her brother … who one granddaughter thinks lives at the zoo …. and more!

Visit the links to learn more about this fascinating second-generation Greek American!

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=violet+favero&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

https://www.sillyyaya.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheSillyYaya

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2086555261632067

https://www.instagram.com/SillyYaya/

Videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRE6IrdvduBEtjvM2mmVUbQ

To learn more about the Adventures with Grammy podcast, or to be a guest, visit adventureswithgrammy.com/podcast

Please sign up for my monthly newsletter, which is for grandparents who want to make a positive difference in their grandchildren’s lives, and for parents who want to ensure that special grandparent bond between their parents and their children. Articles will give you exclusive content I will not share on social media and a heads-up about events, products, and books I think you will find interesting.

To sign up, visit https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/7ZleyB4

You will receive a micro-book that provides directions for a super fun activity to do with your children and grandchildren!

To learn more about the books, visit adventureswithgrammy.com

To buy the personalized stuffed bears, visit etsy.com/shop/adventureswithgrammy

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Let me know your thoughts about the podcast: send a Tweet to @grammyadventure or an e-mail to carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com!


Episode 23. Dyslexia: A Special Kind of Smart



Show notes: http://adventureswithgrammy.com/blog/e23.html

Our guests have first-hand experience with dyslexia. Tricia Cook embraces her gift of dyslexia. She has learned strategies to help her brain compensate for its learning differences, and she teaches others how to learn effectively.

Our second guest is Tracy Peterson, a veteran teacher who along with her former student, Sloane LeFrance, wrote Cartwheels: Finding Your Special Kind of Smart, a lively look at a real student who would rather do cartwheels than read because reading frustrates her.


Episode 22. Positive Kids Today: The Hand Hug



Welcome to the podcast episode that highlights the works of PositiveKidsToday.com — a website filled with books, apps, programs and resources developed to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of children.

Niki Spears and Brandi Pillow, a mother and daughter team, aim to help young children develop positive attitudes about themselves and their worlds. Niki, a mother of three girls and a former educator, understands the way in which children see themselves can impact their successes with building strong trusting relationships. Niki knows that struggle, so she and Brandi provide young children with strategies to support their embracing a healthy mindset!

To accomplish that goal, my guest today, Niki Spears, the author of a series of books inspired by her granddaughter Baelor, joins me today to discuss her first two books The Hand Hug and Kindness Is Contagious Too!

The Hand Hug is a sweet story about Baelor, a little girl who is experiencing worrisome thoughts and doesn’t know how to transform them. She is starting a new school and feeling anxious about whether her classmates will like her and if she will make new friends. Suddenly, she discovers The Hand Hug and it changes her life!

Kindness is Contagious Too! helps Baelor and her classmates cope with school being closed because of the pandemic. Ms. Thomas, Baelor’s teacher, challenges students to come up with a plan to help fight the virus while they’re home. The children learn that kindness is just as contagious as the virus!

Website: www.positivekidstoday.com
https://www.nikispears.com/

Phone: (512) 913-5517
E-mail: brandi@positivekidstoday.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositiveKidsToday/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PositiveK2day

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/positivekidstoday/

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