I have been told that the first few years of retirement are glorious…no commitments, no schedule, no alarm clock! I have also been told that sooner or later the desire to make a difference, to be involved in your community and to be needed returns. But, you can only go out to lunch, shopping or visiting so often! This is what one retired social worker discovered. Soon the days became long and she found herself looking for meaning and purpose to her days again. That is when she learned about the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP).
Have you ever wondered why some people move out of a situation of poverty, while others do not? Over the last several years, I have gained insight into this complex question. Perhaps the answer lies in how we define poverty.