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Rep. Kate Hogan hosting informational event for grandparents raising grandchildren Oct. 23 in Hudson
By Douglas Flynn / October 16, 2015

State Representative Kate Hogan and the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will host an informational event for grandparents raising grandchildren on Friday, October 23 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Hudson Senior Center.

The groundbreaking Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren was created in 2008 as part of the Child Advocate bill. The Commission's primary purpose is to serve as a resource to the Commonwealth on issues affecting grandparents raising grandchildren.

Oftentimes, grandparents who are raising their grandchildren face many challenges, including legal questions, financial assistance and the need for emotional support.

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Informational Event will include:

- Rep. Kate Hogan - Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health; Chair of the Legislature's Elder Caucus; and strong supporter of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Commission.
- Former Rep. John Lepper - Chair of the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; and a grandparent himself.
- Lynn Girton - Vice Chair of the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; grandparent; and former chief counsel for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar, who will discuss legal issues grandparents face.
- Margo Chevers - Commissioner and grandparent, who will explain what it takes to run a successful support group for grandparents raising grandchildren.

A representative from Caregiving MetroWest and BayPath Elder Services will also be on hand to provide information about BayPath's Family Caregiver Support Program, which is a free service providing information and support to family caregivers, including grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under the age of 18 to adults age 18-59 with disabilities.

For more information, call Rep. Hogan's office and ask for Jordan at 617-722-2692.



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