Guided by his lifelong bond with his Grandma, Greg has spent a great deal of time with retired people in the communities where he has lived & traveled. After college, he volunteered with older adults on a weekly basis & started a program that brought students & young professionals into the lives of seniors. More than 200 people gave more than 800 hours of their time. These days, Greg sets aside time in almost every city where he travels for events & guest lectures to also visit, speak with, eat with & learn from older adults who live there. In some cases, he has served as 'Grandkid-in-Residence' in a community for seniors. In other cases, he has been invited to read the picture book edition of his story at a private event for older adults. SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT PARAGRAPH
Over the years, he has been given other memorable roles involving seniors. In one instance, he served as a judge for an essay contest for seniors. In another instance, he served as 'Grand(kid) Marshal' for the Vintage Games in Ohio. The books based on his bond with his Grandma (& the workbooks based on the books) have been used extensively with seniors, those who serve seniors &/or with younger groups that are part of intergenerational programs with seniors. One of the books (The Silhouette Man) was honored in Canada as a book that celebrates the wisdom of seniors. SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT PARAGRAPH
In 2020, the 10th anniversary edition of The Silhouette Man has been used extensively with seniors in "during-the-pandemic" book clubs.
For more on that, visit www.WorldsGreatestGrandma.com
and click Pandemic in the menu.