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Statewide Zoom Support Group for Grandparents and Relative Caregivers!
By DebraMcDonagh / July 6, 2020

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The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is offering Statewide Zoom Support Group for Grandparents and Relative Caregivers!

  • Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild looking to connect with other grandparents or relative caregivers? 
  • Have you searched for a support group in your community but could't find one? 
  • Are you interested in learning about information and resources available to grandparents and relative caregivers but just did not know where to start?
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please join the GRG virtual support group! 

In response to COVID-19, and in recognition of the importance of support during difficult times, members of the Commission will be hosting Zoom support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren and relative caregivers living in Massachusetts. Groups will be held bi-weekly and will be offered both in the morning and in the evening in order to accommodate busy schedules and needs. Guest speakers will be invited throughout the summer in order to provide the most updated information about services and resources for families or to address specific issues raised during meetings.

Schedule of Zoom Summer GRG Support Groups:

Monday, July 6th 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 7th 9:30 a.m.

Monday, July 20th 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21st 9:30 a.m.

Monday, August 3rd 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 4th 9:30 a.m.

Monday, August 17th 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18th 9:30 a.m.

You must register to receive the link for meetings. 

Contact Colleen Pritoni to register: Colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us

About the GRG

The purpose of the Commission of the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is to be a resource to the Commonwealth on issues affecting grandparents and relatives, other than parents, who are raising grandchildren or other kin. 

The Commission shoulders the following responsibilities:

  • Foster unity - Foster unity among grandparents raising grandchildren and community support organizations by promoting cooperation, sharing information, and encouraging collaboration and joint activities.
  • Serve - Serve as a liaison between government and private interest groups with regards to matters of unique interest and concern to grandparents raising grandchildren in the Commonwealth.
  • Programs - Assess program and practices in all state agencies as they affect grandparents raising grandchildren.
  • Advise - Advise executive and legislative bodies of the potential effect of proposed legislation on grandparents raising grandchildren.
  • Investigate - Investigate the merits of a state agency dedicated to grandparents’ issues and determine how the agency would be set up.
  • Identify - Identify issues that are faced by relatives, other than parents, raising kin.

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