Grandparents Day is held annually on the last Sunday in October. This year, that day falls on the 28th.
Grandparents Day is a great opportunity for us all to celebrate the important role older people play in our community and in their families.
Grandparents and seniors give so much back.
We know that in Australia grandparents are the biggest providers of informal child care for children between birth and 12 years. This care is particularly helpful to parents in the workforce who have young babies or toddlers.
Whether it be taking the kids to weekend sport, or volunteering at local schools, or spending time at local community hubs, all of these efforts create a stronger community.
Grandparents Day is a chance for us to recognise the important work they do in strengthening our communities.
Apart from recognising grandparents and seniors, it is vital that we all take the time to connect with older loved ones.
There are so many selfless seniors in our community who work hard volunteering their time, sharing their knowledge and wisdom, and supporting their families.
So please reach out to a grandparent or a senior you know to connect and thank them this Grandparents Day.