SIGN-UP NOW! SIGN-UP NOW! Click to become a The VoiceAmerica™ Talk Member for Free!
voiceamerica-variety radio logo
Apple logo Google Play Store Kindle store
Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

Straight-Up with Chris: Real Talk on Business and Parenthood

Archives Available

May 02nd 2013:The Various Roles of Today's Grandparents

Today more than any other time in recent history, grandparents contribute to the quality of their grandchildren’s lives. Many say they are the safety net for American families. AARP’s 2011 study found grandparents are providing a great deal of direct care for their grandchildren; 11% of grandparents have a grandchild living with them (19 % among African-American grandparents,) and nearly half of them (47%) also have the grandchild's parent living with them. Moreover, 43% are the grandchild’s primary caregiver; 53% of grandparents contribute to educations costs; 37% help pay for everyday liv

Read more
Share Email SHARE

Tune in

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Featured Guest

Guest Image

Amy Goyer

Amy Goyer is an aging and families expert, specializing in caregiving, grandparenting and multigenerational issues. An author, speaker, consultant and AARP's Family and Caregiving Expert , she is a recognized media authority, including interviews for ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The New York Times, Washington Post & People. She’s been an advocate for older adults, children and families for more than 30 years at the local, state, national & international levels before joining AARP. Amy is the author of numerous publications, including Things to Do Now That You’re…a Grandparent and AA
Read more

Share This Episode

facebook Share On Facebook
twitter Share On Twitter
Linkedin Share On LinkedIn
Share Email Share this E-mail
Email Host Email the Host

Connect with VoiceAmerica

Download our mobile apps
App store Google play Blackberry store
GPlus Facebook Twitter Linkedin Social Media