HopeSparks and Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources are sponsoring â€œGrandparenting Today,â€ a free workshop scheduled for Sept. 16 that will focus on effective grandparenting.
The workshop will be held at two locations in Tacoma – the Pierce County Annex main meeting room at 2401 S. 35th St., from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., and Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community at 1301 N. Highlands Parkway, from 7 to 8 p.m.
The presenter will be Rosalyn Alber, coordinator of the Relatives Raising Children program at HopeSparks, a family services not-for-profit organization that’s based in Tacoma.
The event is open to the public. More information is available from Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.
Â â€œChildren need all kinds of support in their early lives,â€ said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources.Â “Grandparents can play a crucial role. But the activities that captivate children these days make grandparenting a unique challenge.â€
Workshop participants will learn about community resources that can help them with varylng levels of involvement in grandchildren’s lives, from full-time to weekends together or an occasional e-mail exchange.