Foster Grandparents


COAD, The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Ohio Development, needs YOUR help with a special program for our children—

The Foster Grandparent program is helping children in 12 counties in Southeast Ohio.  In Head Start centers, pre-schools and elementary schools all over our area, low-income seniors are getting out of the house and helping children!

The seniors work with 3 to 5 children in a classroom, under the teacher’s guidance.  The “grandma” or “grandpa” helps with learning life skills, colors, numbers and reading.

It’s a special opportunity, and low-income seniors who are 60 and over receive a small, non-taxable stipend, help with mileage, and a free lunch.  They also enjoy the company of the other foster grandparents, when they meet monthly to share ideas.      

Seniors can make a difference in a child’s life AND in their own lives—

For more information call the Foster Grandparent program at COAD in Athens, 740-594-8499.


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