Angola, Ind. – Cameron Memorial Community Hospital and Before5.org is pleased to be offering the next Grandparenting Class for area community members on Saturday, June 13. As the Baby Boomer generation becomes grandparents, senior adults are living longer, more active lives. Today’s grandparents are often challenged by new cultural norms and modern parenting trends. Changing with the times to influence the next generation can help grandparents be the wise adult who is consulted and valued in a new way.
The Grandparenting 101 Class is for the new, and the not-so-new grandparents and great-grandparents who want to learn the latest information on basic infant care and child safety and development. Topics covered will include: the basics of child and infant CPR; the basics of child and infant choking; the basics of child and infant first aid and early childhood development.
In the childhood development portion of the class, Diane Shoppell from Before5.org will teach attendees about, “The Whole Child,” which includes an in-depth discussion about the five areas of a child’s development; “How Children Grow and Learn,” which is an overview of the principles of child development and how adults can support optimal brain development through intentional quality interactions with children; and “Keeping it Simple,” where attendees will learn easy and practical parenting and grandparenting strategies that can be woven into busy lifestyles that foster healthy development in children. The course will close with open discussion, where attendees can share their successes and struggles with grandparenting.
The class will be offered at the hospital on June 13, 2015. The class runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and costs $15 per couple, which includes a manual from Before5.org and the Dekko Foundation and all handouts. You must be registered to attend.
For more information about the Grandparenting 101 Class or to register, contact Alicia Fry at 260-667-5334.