Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group at The Estuary
Newly updated! Join us at The Estuary in Old Saybrook for conversation, support, and resources for grandparents raising grandchildren on the 4th Monday of each month. Meetings will be moderated by Heather McNeil, LMFT, LADC and Trish Strecker, LMFT of Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services. Residents of all towns are welcome.
Registration is not required, but guests may register if they would like to receive a reminder email the day before the event.
Adults of all ages and from all towns are welcome.
About Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services:
"Youth and Family Services is committed to promoting the positive and healthy well being of the Town’s youth, families and senior citizens. We are concerned with all aspects of life that affect youth, their families and the community and are dedicated to a collaborative approach to analyzing existing needs and developing programs and relationships to serve those needs.
Since 1975, Youth and Family Services has been providing a wide range of services to address the many problems that all communities face today.
Through counseling, educational programs and support services, individuals can gain a better understanding of themselves and their situations and take the necessary actions to resolve the problems they encounter.
Through our prevention programs, young people can learn new life skills, take leadership roles and build self-esteem, which are essential ingredients to their positive development and successful future.
As a planning and coordinating agency, Youth and Family Services works closely with the schools, police, agencies and organizations to assess community needs, develop strategies and implement effective programs."—oldsaybrookct.gov
About The Estuary:
"The Estuary is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We provide programs and activities to keep seniors healthy, vibrant, and independent. We are the sole provider of Meals on Wheels for the nine-towns including Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. There is also the senior center in the shoreline town of Old Saybrook. The senior center houses a state of art kitchen which produces almost 90,000 meals a year for daily lunches at the center, Meals on Wheels, and distribution to its 3 additional congregate café sites in Clinton, Killingworth, and Old Lyme.
In addition to providing necessary nutrition, The Estuary also provides daily activities, outpatient medical transportation, free health screenings and services, fitness programs, support groups, and more. Seniors comprise one of the most vulnerable demographics in our communities and are often at the greatest risk of institutionalization. By offering dietary and transportation assistance, as well as encouraging socialization and physical wellness, The Estuary is able to help seniors remain in their homes longer and maintain their independence, as well as foster healthy living and better quality of life."—yourestuary.org