Hope Vale Strong Families staff held a Grandparents Day event in November to celebrate the important role that grandparents play in caring for Hope Vale’s children.

Ladies gathered to share morning tea, which included a “…special cake, made for the occasion, spread of sandwiches and cakes with tea, coffee, cold water and a variety of juices.”

Fifteen ladies turned out overall to enjoy the morning tea, participate in a handicraft activity, and discuss the need for and examples of positive parenting and support each other.

These kinds of events are important in celebrating positive caregiving roles that community members play.   

“We should have this more often” one participant remarked. Strong Families staff member, Selina Bowen, says “…this was our first time recognising grandparents in this sort of event, next year we’ll make it bigger
and better.”