"Our goals are to honor grandparents and to strengthenPresident Jimmy Carter approved the first National Grandparent's Day in 1978. Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau provides statistics about grandparents and their role in society. Here are some highlights of the 2012 statistics (these statistics are from the 2010 American Community Survey):
the bond between grandparents and grandchildren.
Additionally, we strive to draw compassionate attention
to the eldest of society's elderly--those in nursing homes."
- 7 million grandparents had grandchildren under the age of 18 living with them.
- 10% of children in the U.S. live with a grandparent.
- 2.7 million grandparents are responsible for the basic needs of at least one grandchild.