GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 23

a Hillman:
preneurs
t Clara
ness
BY RICHARD J. ANTHONY, SR.
so timely that they were invited
to the 2005 White House Conference
on Aging. In late 2006
Charlie and Gaytha officially
launched GrandCare Systems
LLC for use in private homes and
community care settings. Their
mission? To provide high-end
technology products and services
to improve the lives of the aging
and those who care for them.
The Hillmans are boomer
entrepreneurs, members of the
fastest-growing cohort of business
builders in the country.
Over the past decade, the highest
rate of new-business creation
has been posted by the 55-to-64
age group, notes Dane Stangler,
senior analyst at the Kauffman
Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri,
in the report “The Coming
Entrepreneurship Boom.” Using
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data from the Kauffman Index
of Entrepreneurial Activity, the
study finds that from 1996 to
2007, Americans of ages 55 to
64 averaged a rate of entrepreneurial
activity roughly one
third higher than those of
ages 20 to 34.
Perhaps a better appellation
for the Hillmans is grand entrepreneurs.
“One of the things
we’ve liked most about operating
small businesses is having
our kids, and now our grandkids,
around,” says Gaytha. “The
most fun is having a few, sometimes
all seven, of our grandchildren
in the office.”
Asked what they hope
their grandchildren will
learn from their early
exposure to building a
business, Charlie and
Gaytha are in complete
accord: “Do what you’re
passionate about, pick
yourself up every time
you get knocked down
and don’t listen to the
naysayers.” Good advice
that has always worked
well for the founders of
GrandCare Systems.
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GrandCare in
the media
• On CNN
• On the Discovery
Channel
• Webinar! Join
GrandCare’s aging
& technology
webinar Thursdays
at 1 p.m. Central
Time
• Video: Take a brief
tour of GrandCare
in action
MAY JUNE 2011 GRAND 23
photo: © Carol & Charles Stevens, Artists’ Eyes Photography

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011

GRAND - May/June 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
Rational Grandkids? Yes!
Bragging Rights
Cover Story: A Force For Good
Charlie & Gaytha Hillman: Grand Entrepreneurs
Improving Medicare
Grand Products
Growing Old vs. Growing Up
Too Old For Sex?
Kids as Caregivers
My Way or the Highway
Kinship Care
Find Fun Things To Do
Straight Talk on Disabilities
Look for the Moon in the Morning
Toys ’n Tech
Grand Finale
Op-Ed: Is Sex Forever?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - intro
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - GRAND - May/June 2011
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 2
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 3
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand Treasure Hunt
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Table of Contents
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand View
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 7
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand Central
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 9
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 10
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 11
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Rational Grandkids? Yes!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 13
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Bragging Rights
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 15
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 16
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 17
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 18
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Cover Story: A Force For Good
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 20
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 21
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Charlie & Gaytha Hillman: Grand Entrepreneurs
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 23
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Improving Medicare
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand Products
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 27
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Growing Old vs. Growing Up
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Too Old For Sex?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Kids as Caregivers
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 34
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 35
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - My Way or the Highway
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 37
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 38
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 39
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 40
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Find Fun Things To Do
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Straight Talk on Disabilities
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 43
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Look for the Moon in the Morning
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 45
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Toys ’n Tech
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 47
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 49
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Op-Ed: Is Sex Forever?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 51
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 52
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 53
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 54
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