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GRANDPARTNERS FOR GRANDPARENTS After 14 years our twin-sister cats died at a close interval, leaving us bereft beyond belief. They were very loved companions and made our home lively and warm. Our quality of life was most improved by their presence. I am in my seventies, and my husband is in his eighties. Our health is fine. Would it be fair to bring two new kitties into our lives, considering the fact they may outlive us? We do understand that their care could be provided for in our legal instructions. Providing for Your Pets Q A You and your husband could consider adopting two homeless kittens or cats from the SPCA or Humane Society. There are many homeless kittens and cats looking for a loving home that will improve their quality of life. In return, they will provide you with unlimited companionship and love. No one knows who will survive whom. Good estate planning will provide for the survivor. You can include a provision in your general durable power of attorney authorizing an agent to provide for the cats. Or you can include a provision in your will to make a gift of the cats and to provide a monetary gift to provide funds for the cats’ care. Leading the Way in Special Needs and Elder Law SM www.NAELA.org. This 8/1/08 8:40 AM Page 1 LLLad_grand:Layout 1 article was originally written for the Oast & Hook, P.C., Portsmouth, Va., web site (www.oasthook.com). This information is provided by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, leading the way in special needs and elder law, Help your grandbabies grow! As a grandparent, you may wonder what your role is in the development of your breastfed grandchild. It’s simple: support! Supporting a mother’s decision to breastfeed is perhaps one of the most important things you can do for her, as well as for your grandchild. Breastfed babies receive important immunities through mother’s milk, and have decreased incidences of certain infections, diabetes, obesity, and SIDS. Breastfed babies, when followed over time, also tend to have an IQ that is higher than formula-fed babies. New Beginnings is the only magazine dedicated to breastfeeding and related topics. Purchase a subscription for your daughter or daughter-in-law as your show of support for your grandchild receiving the best possible gifts—human milk, and the many benefits that come with it. NEW BEGINNINGS Magazine To order, call: 800-LALECHE 6 issues, $20 www.llli.org
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009

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GRAND Magazine - September 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
2009 GRANDparent of the Year Award
Water Babies
“Mom, Meet My Doula”
Legacy
Ask GRAND
Cruel Sleep
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - intro
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Magazine - September 2009
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cover2
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 2009 GRANDparent of the Year Award
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Water Babies
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 27
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - “Mom, Meet My Doula”
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 30
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Legacy
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 33
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Ask GRAND
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cruel Sleep
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GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cover3
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Cover4
GRAND Magazine - September 2009 - Humana
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