Grandparent Resource Center
In recognition of the high proportion of multigenerational and kinship-caregiver households, as well as senior-residents living in MAP developments, the Department for the Aging (DFTA) Community Advocates work with all 15 MAP developments to offer one-on-one case assistance, support-groups, trainings, workshops, and public events for issues such as housing, financial assistance, immigration, senior-safety, food security, and more.
The Grandparent Resource Center also provides Parenting A Second Time Around (PASTA), an eight-session workshop series, designed by the Cornell Cooperative Learning Extension and implemented by DFTA Community Advocates, that provides caregivers of all ages the skills, information, and supportive network to increase caregiving capacity. Participants learn about child development, stress management, and parenting skills, and share experiences in a supportive environment.
Community Advocates also facilitate one-time or routinely occurring intergenerational programs that are designed to engage youth (18 and under) with seniors (60 and over). These programs were developed in response to reports from community that there were breakdowns in relationships across generations.