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Sunday is Grandparents Day

Posted by wlpo on September 7, 2014

When parents cannot raise their children, it’s usually the grandparents who “go another round.” John Holton is director of the State’s Department on Aging. He estimates more than 100-thousand grandparents in Illinois are raising 220-thousand grandchildren while the parents are side-lined by drug abuse, health issues, divorce or incarceration.

These primary caregivers can get help through the “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” program which locates, assists and promotes awareness of their status and challenges.  Sunday is “Grandparents Day” in Illinois.

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