Guided by his bond with his late Grandma, Greg has spent a lot of time with retired people. After college, he volunteered with older adults on a weekly basis & started a program that brought other volunteers to a nursing home. When he travels to other cities to speak at an event, he frequently does a separate event for the residents of a retirement community. In some cases, he has served as 'Grandkid-in-Residence' at a community for seniors. Over the years, he has been given other fun roles involving seniors -- such as 'Grand(kid) Marshal' for the Vintage Games. SCROLL DOWN
The book (The Silhouette Man) based on Greg's story was honored in Canada as a book that celebrates the wisdom of seniors. The books & companion workbooks have been used with seniors -- including 55+, 62+, retirement & assisted living communities as well as chapters of organizations that involve seniors (i.e. Foster Grandparents, RSVP). The books also have been used with those who serve seniors &/or intergenerational programs. During the pandemic, The Silhouette Man (and its picture book edition, The Milkshake Man) have been used extensively with seniors. For more information on that, visit www.WorldsGreatestGrandma.com/pandemic
Sharon, senior community staff member, Florida: "...The Silhouette Man is... a touching tale of dreams coming true, of the magic of a Grandma’s support and love, and a reminder that the world goes on because of interactions between generations which create constancy..."
Allie, high school student, New Hampshire: "The First Thirty... reminds us of the magical things that can happen when spending time with our grandparents..."
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