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Ohio Department of Aging Press Release

Aug. 25, 2011

Department of Aging launches 2nd annual Grandparents Day photo project on Facebook

Show us how generations are sharing their history and heritage

COLUMBUS - Grandparents Day, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, is a time to celebrate the role that grandparents play in keeping families connected to their history and heritage. To celebrate, the Ohio Department of Aging is asking Ohioans to submit photos of grandparents and grandchildren sharing and learning about the events and people that made their families and their communities strong via the agency's page on Facebook.

Today through Wednesday, Sept. 7, Ohioans of any age can visit www.facebook.com/OhioDepartmentOfAging and post photos to the department's wall that fit the theme: Grandparents - Sharing Heritage and History. Some photo ideas include visits to historical sites, viewing photo albums together, shopping for antiques and other intergenerational activities. Posting requires a free Facebook account, and the photos must conform to Facebook's terms of service.

"In every family, grandparents are the connection to the past and the sage advice-givers for the future. Through remembrances, stories and lessons learned, we all have something to offer the generations that succeed us," said Bonnie Kantor-Burman, director of the department. "We want to show the world how Ohio's grandparents are sharing their experiences and making memories that their grandchildren and other family members won't soon forget."

Individuals also may submit their photos by mail to: Ohio Department of Aging, ATTN: Communications Division, 50 W. Broad St./9th Fl., Columbus OH 43215-3363. Mailed submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, Sept. 8. Please note, we cannot return photos.

Department staff will select three top submissions, which will be featured on the agency's Web page, as well as on its page on Facebook on Friday, Sept. 9.

Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

About ODA - The Ohio Department of Aging provides leadership for the delivery of services and supports that improve and promote quality of life and personal choice for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities, their families and their caregivers. Working with 12 area agencies on aging and other community partners, the department offers home- and community-based Medicaid waiver programs such as PASSPORT, the long-term care ombudsman program, the Golden Buckeye Card and more. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov.


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