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What Role Do You Play in Your Grandchildren’s Lives?

Posted on 10/8/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Your LifeYou may love being a grandparent, but are you willing to help raise your grandchildren? That’s what NBC’s Today wants to know, in a new poll they have posted on in Maria Shriver’s blog post about the changing roles of grandparents. I’ve tracked this topic for many years, and AARP, MetLife and other organizations have gathered data indicating grandparents play important roles in their grandkids lives. Grandparents provide significant financial support and child care for grandchildren. Many live with their …

A Purpose Prize Winner, Changing the World One Baby at a Time

Posted on 11/3/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringSometimes a story comes along that is so powerful and impactful that all we can do is shake our heads in wonder at the feat. Today that story is about Jenny Bowen and her non-profit organization, Half the Sky Foundation. Fifteen years ago Jenny saw a news photo of a starving Chinese girl and decided, with her husband, to adopt a baby from China. The adoption process revealed conditions in Chinese orphanages that appalled her – rampant neglect, and the …

A Bit of Daily Inspiration: The Prostate Man

Posted on 08/18/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

VolunteeringCheck out our Jane Pauley’s latest Your Life Calling, where she profiles Lawrence McRae, otherwise known as “The Prostate Man.” This local Alabama man has a family and personal history with prostate cancer, so decided to dedicate his life to informing African-American and other minority men about prostate cancer and why it’s so important to get regular screenings.