A Vaccine is the Perfect Gift to Give and Receive

by Vaccine Ambassadors In 1963, a community in the Bronx came together to recognize the value of grandparents by creating a day dedicated to them. For many grandparents, 1963 was a significant year for another reason as well; a vaccine for measles, one of the most highly-contagious and life-threatening diseases, was introduced. Grandparents around the … More A Vaccine is the Perfect Gift to Give and Receive

Send ’em Home

This suggestion is part of a longer piece by Debbie Worman, M.A., a faculty member at The Hadley School for the Blind. (Read Debbie’s intro.) Someone once said that the best thing about grandchildren is you can send them home to their parents! Know your limitations. While you have a desire to spend time with … More Send ’em Home

Embrace Technology

This suggestion is part of a longer piece by Debbie Worman, M.A., a faculty member at The Hadley School for the Blind. (Read Debbie’s intro.) One way to stay connected with your grandchild is to embrace technology. Children of all ages are comfortable using the computer and would enjoy receiving emails and texts from grandma … More Embrace Technology

Be Engaged

This suggestion is part of a longer piece by Debbie Worman, M.A., a faculty member at The Hadley School for the Blind. (Read Debbie’s intro.) As you learn new skills and become aware of adaptations, incorporate them into your interactions with your grandchild. If you enjoy taking walks with your grandchild, teach him or her … More Be Engaged

Talk About It

This suggestion is part of a longer piece by Debbie Worman, M.A., a faculty member at The Hadley School for the Blind. (Read Debbie’s intro.) Children are naturally curious. Be prepared to address your grandchild’s questions concerning your vision loss. Even if your grandchild does not verbalize his or her questions, he or she may be wondering … More Talk About It

Gather Information

This suggestion is part of a longer piece by Debbie Worman, M.A., a faculty member at The Hadley School for the Blind. (Read Debbie’s intro.) Don’t be deterred by the word “blind” when searching for resources. Agencies such as the Hadley School for the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind both offer support … More Gather Information

Seek Support

This solution is part of a longer piece by Debbie Worman, M.A., a faculty member at The Hadley School for the Blind. (Read Debbie’s intro.) You are not alone. One out of every six seniors experiences age-related vision loss due to conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes or cataracts. Seek out other grandparents through … More Seek Support