The saying goes: the best parents graduate to grandparents.

Gammy, Gamma, Gams, Gram, Grams, Gramma, Grammy, Grammie, Grandma or Grandmaw, Grandmama, Grandmom, Grandmother, Grannie, Granny, Gran, Gran-Gran, Marmee, Marmi, Mammy, Mema, MeMa, Mima, Big Daddy, Big Paw, Grandfather, Grandpa, Grampa, Grandpappy, Gramps, Granddad, Granddaddy, Grandpop, PawPaw, Peepaw, Papadaddy, Pop, Poppa, Pops, Pop-Pop, Poppy, Boom-pa, Bompa, Bumpy, Boppa

These are all names we are lovingly give our grandparents. These special family members are recognized with their own holiday — National Grandparents Day — on Sept. 8 of this year.

Grandparents Day is not a holiday intended to sell cards and flowers. It was initiated at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, with the behind-the-scenes support of her husband, Joseph L. McQuade. They had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation in August of 1978, stating that the first Sunday after Labor Day would be recognized as National Grandparents Day. This holiday is an opportunity to show love for their grandparents, and for grandchildren to become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

As a way to show our appreciation, we have planned a special Grandparents Day Lunch. We are offering a special menu and a photo opportunity.  This will be the perfect time for our residents to invite their grandchildren to share in this special day.

Grandparents Lunch 2019