Grandparent's Day - September 11

September 9, 2016

This Grandparents Day (Sunday, September 11), it is important that we take a minute to celebrate our aging loved ones and reflect on all the ways we can promote caring across generations.

The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.