Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group will hold their first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, January 24, 2023, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. The building is handicap accessible.
Guest Speaker Teri O’Connor, E-RYT 500, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Reiki Master, will present the program, “Stretch Away Stress.” Grandparents will learn simple stretches they can do to help alleviate stress. Chris Zellers, MMP, Family and Community Health Sciences Educator/Assistant Professor for Cape May County, said, “Stress is part of everyday life, but it is important to have coping skills to better manage stress. Teri will show grandparents how moving with breath while seated can free energy blocks and help reduce stress.”
Zellers oversees the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program that meets 10 months each year providing information and support to Cape May County grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.
New families are always welcome at the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Upcoming meetings in 2024 will include programs on wellness, wills and guardianship, and social wellness activities.
Childcare will be provided for the grandchildren and a light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the program following at 6 p.m. There is no charge for this program, however, advanced registration is required by January 19, 2024. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 465-5115, ext. 3609 for more information or to register for the program.
Support for this program is provided by the Cape May County Board of County Commissioners, the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.