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Why Being a Grandparent is Great

September 11, 2012

The internet is great for finding quotes, isn't it? Here are a few heart-warmers on being a grandparent, from unknown authors:

1. A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.

2. Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

3. Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.

grandparents sm 300x269If you didn't know, Sunday, Sept. 9 was National Grandparents Day. And since we have a lot of Grams, Paps, Pop Pops and Nannas at Concordia, we wanted to take a minute to recognize how great? er? how awesome they are. So consider this our standing ovation to grandparents everywhere you're more loved and appreciated than you'll ever know!

We asked a number of residents at Concordia what the best aspects of being a grandparent are and the responses were fantastic! Take a look, and feel free to add your own answer in the comments section below. What's the best part of being a grandparent?

Chuck Concordia at Ridgewood Place Personal Care: "Being a grandpa is wonderful! If you are going to have a family, that's what you live for."

Margaret Concordia of the South Hills Independent Living: "A proud moment for me was watching my grandson graduate from college."

Mary Concordia Haven Apartments Independent Living: "I like to bake cookies for my grandson, who is in the service."

Helen Concordia at Cabot Personal Care (Oertel): "There is so much love for you're grandchildren; spending time with them is so precious and they bring so much happiness."

Joyce Concordia at Rebecca Residence Personal Care: "The best part about being a grandparent is the hugs."

Sandy Concordia of the South Hills Independent Living: "(One of the best parts of being a grandparent was) the thrill of seeing my own child become a parent."

Phyllis Concordia at the Orchard Personal Care: "Its wonderful having grandchildren because we get to spoil them."

Cordelia Concordia at Cabot Skilled Nursing: "(Being a grandparent is) the best thing that can ever happen, and the best part is lovin' them."

Bob Concordia Haven Apartments Independent Living: "The best part of being a grandparent is they go home at the end of the day!"

And yes, Bob was laughing when he gave his response. :)

If you or a loved one is considering a move to a retirement or personal care community, or you are in need of some outpatient or short-term inpatient rehabilitation, consider Concordia. E-mail us here, visit our Contact Us page or call 1.888.352.1571 to see what might be the best fit for your situation.

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