Gibraltar Citizens Advice Bureau (GCAB) is always working at the heart of the community and encourages people to do something GRAND this week.
Many volunteers at the Bureau are older adults and most of them are grandparents who juggle their time between looking after their grandchildren and contributing to the community by doing voluntary work for CAB and other local charities.
Many young people, because of financial reasons also work outside the home. Some grandparents step in, help with childcare, and give much support to the family.
We would like to encourage people this week to think of all the grandparents and celebrate the older and wiser generations in our lives, to bring them to mind and appreciate the work they do. The purpose is to honour them and thank them for their invaluable input.
It is a fact that when seniors and kids spend time together: EVERYONE benefits and can most certainly be mutually satisfying for both generations.
It gives an opportunity for grandparents to further show love for their children’s children. They take their time to listen, observe and attend to small things that busy parents might not have time to do.
Grandparents can reflect and pass onto their grandchildren some cultural knowledge as well as family values and community traditions and above all they can teach their grandchildren the importance of caring, being thoughtful, kind hearted and how to develop and good listening ear!
We are asking parents and grandparents to commit to do something GRAND and share their wisdom, perspective and key civic values with the younger generation. In the same way, we are asking children and young people to commit to do something GRAND and connect, serve and support their grandparents.
Many families celebrate Grandparents day with a family get together. It is a good time to share family stories, anecdotes, look at old photographs and reminisce.
We encourage you to make Grandparents Day become a day of Celebration involving the whole family, a day of connection between generations. It is just as much a day to honour grandparents themselves to confirm their loving legacy to the generations that follow them. It brings generations closer and helps grandparents be valued, cherished and respected.
The Citizens Advice Bureau has worked in partnership with the Senior Citizens Association, the Education Department and the Youth service to raise awareness and honour grandparents and the older generation in the community this week.
So this week DO SOMETHING GRAND and celebrate Grandparents day on Sunday 6th October 2019 with your grandparents.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at 10 Governors Lane, Tel: 20040006 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org