Doing Something Grand

Groups across the United States are doing something grand for Grandparents Day! Here are just a few of their great activities and events. Springvale, Maine. The Sanford-Springvale YMCA will host a Grandparents Day 5K run on Sun., Sept. 7, to benefit Partners for a Hunger-Free York County’s Farm Fresh Foods for Seniors project. In addition … More Doing Something Grand

Grandparents Day Intergenerational Activities

Here are some of the intergenerational activism projects that were planned for Grandparents Day 2012.  Share your projects with Generations United. Windsor Place, Coffeyville, Kansas Windsor Place of Coffeyville will be hosting a “GRAND” Olympics with an emphasis on “Proud to be an AMERICAN” for the students in their Age-to-Age program and residents of Windsor … More Grandparents Day Intergenerational Activities

#DoSomethingGrand on Twitter

Follow us @GensUnited. Here are five simple ways to #DoSomethingGrand on Twitter In the coming months we will launch Grandparents Day activities on Twitter via @GensUnited and #DoSomethingGrand. Stay tuned, tweet and re-tweet! 1. Follow @GensUnited on Twitter for the latest on Grandparents Day information and activities. 2. From September 8th-15th, use the hashtag #DoSomethingGrand … More #DoSomethingGrand on Twitter

Proclamation Request

Request a Proclamation for Grandparents Day. Contact your Mayor and/or Governor and request a proclamation for Grandparents Day! Feel free to use our sample text below. National Grandparents Day Throughout our history, American families have been guided and strengthened by the support of devoted grandparents. These mentors have a special place in our homes and … More Proclamation Request

Do Something Grand

Everyone can Do Something Grand for Grandparents Day. Check out the information on this website and then commit to Do Something Grand! And when you are done, don’t forget to share your story with Generations United.

Take Action

Our Take Action Guide provides you with the tools to do something grand in your communities. Whether you’re coordinating local backpack drives to prevent hunger or calling Congress about the importance of Social Security for children and youth, your actions will help spur our country to Do Something Grand! Download your copy today and start preparing … More Take Action


Grandfamilies are families headed by grandparents and other relatives who share their homes with their grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and/or other related children and everyday are doing something grand for children. More than 7.8 million children across the country live in households headed by grandparents or other relatives.  Learn more about Grandfamilies.


As the number of grandparents continues to grow in the U.S. so does the impact they make on their grandchildren. This infographic from Generations United presents just some of the ways grandparents in the United States are “doing something grand” for children and youth. We would love your help in getting the word out about … More Infographic