GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011 - (Page 2)

grand view Celebrating a GRAND anniversary! T his issue marks the 7th anniversary of GRAND—the digital magazine for GRANDparents and their families. As we launch our 8th year, we recognize that we are riding the wave of an unprecedented trend. Baby boomers are now a generation of grandparents—and there are millions of us. What’s more, because of our increased longevity we are in the lives of our grandchildren longer and stronger than any previous generation. This is not our parents’ “old age.” And it couldn’t be more exciting! I’m Lori Bitter, and I’ve just become the publisher of GRAND Magazine. I’ve had the privilege of working with mature consumers for more than 15 years, both through research and in our advertising agency, Continuum Crew. 2 GRAND SEPT OCT 2011 My company recently acquired, the only social network designed exclusively for consumers 40-plus—it’s one more way to understand what you are interested in and passionate about. And that passion has brought me to GRAND! I’m a brandnew grandmother to Gabriel McClain, and the mission of GRAND Media is core to me. The opportunity to lead GRAND Media into its next chapter is so exciting. We’re launching a new website and online community, growing GRAND Magazine Radio and (drum roll, please) rolling out GRAND Magazine TV in September. I can’t wait to see actor Jeff Bridges of Crazy Heart fame as our first TV guest. We proudly present our cover GRANDS for this issue:

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011

GRAND - Sept/Oct 2011
Grand View
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand Central
GRANDparent of the Year
Cover Story: Love Is As Love Does
On Becoming GRAND
Is Retirement Getting Better or Worse?
Prepare for CARE
Facebook Faux Pas
Grandparents Month
Just Be There: Our G’kids Are Running Amuck!
Kinship Care Resources
Sex Talk
No-Sweat Tech
Education Is Child’s Play
Grand Finale
Elder Law 101

GRAND Magazine - September/October 2011