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Posted on: January 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Rutgers Hosts Coffee Fridays for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Hosts Coffee Fridays for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren


Next Gathering is Friday, February 23, 2018


Cape May Court House, NJ –The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group hosts Coffee Fridays for participants to share their concerns and questions in a casual setting. The next session will take place on Friday, February 23, 2018. Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren are invited to come for coffee and conversation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210. The building is handicap accessible.

Marilou Rochford, FCHS Educator, said, “This program has been very successful in providing grandparents with a chance to meet with other grandparents in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.” Rochford added, “ Our grandparents are able to unwind over a cup of coffee while discussing issues and concerns related to raising their grandchildren. While most grandparents plan to spend time with their grandchildren, they don’t plan to raise them. Taking responsibility for a grandchild can raise many questions.”

Grandparents are invited to come learn about some of the resources and support available to them and also share their thoughts and concerns. Additional Coffee Fridays are scheduled for March 23, April 20, and May 18.

There is no charge for this program, however, please RSVP by calling 465-5115, ext. 3609

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.


Contact: Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, FCHS Educator at 465-5115 ext. 3609

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