Westfield Senior Center Presentation
The Westfield Senior Center will be the host site for a special evening presentation for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren because of family addiction issues. Substance Abuse Counselor, Nick Toroni, be the featured presenter on Tuesday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Topics to be addressed include the characteristics, biology, and stigma of addiction, the steps to recovery, as well as ways that the grandparents and the grandchildren who they are raising fit into the addict’s life. There will be ample opportunity for questions and answers. Please register by calling the Senior Center at 562-6435. There is no charge for this extremely important session. Childcare will be available at the Center.
Regional Workshops for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Spring 2017
The Commission will be sponsoring six Regional Workshops for grandparents raising grandchildren this spring in the communities of Worcester, Northampton, Lawrence, Boston, Brockton, and Hyannis. Click here for more info.
7th Annual Conference for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, June 2017
The Commission will be sponsoring the 7th annual conference for grandparents raising grandchildren in June 2017. The conference is a wonderful opportunity for grandparents, kinship caregivers, service providers, and community leaders to come together and discuss the issues important to kinship caregivers in Massachusetts. Stay tuned for more detailed information and registration information soon.