Literacy program connects

It’s not uncommon for grandparents and other older family members to take on the job of raising young children, by providing child-care or filling the role of full-time guardian. These grandparents don’t often get an opportunity to network with each other.

That’s the goal of Connecting Generations, a free new program to be offered in Penticton.

“We would like the grandparents themselves to tell us what they would like this program to look like,” said Naomi Ludington, outreach co-ordinator for Literacy Now South Okanagan-Similkameen. “They may be looking for field trips they can take the children on, they may want to bring in speakers or find out how to access information. They may just want to spend time together.”

Ludington says that child minding can be provided as part of the program, especially where a speaker is brought in, and there will be a snack time.

“We will be hosting an informal information session on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m. to find out what the grandparents would like,” she said.

Interested adults can contact her at 250-462-0636 or for more information, or just come to the meeting at the Penticton Museum.

“We will provide snacks, and the children are welcome.”