GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011 - (Page 22)

Grands with a mission! Derek and Shelby Hall on happy and healthy grandparenting Just one look at grands Derek and Shelby Hall and you see two people who shine with health, happiness and vitality. When you hear them [click on the audio button below], they bubble over with their zest for life, love and family values. “One of our secrets to good health is we stay active together,” says Shelby, “like walking, gardening and boating.... Over the last 10 years we’ve really learned to watch our diet and we supplement our meals.” To help them keep up with the activities of 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 19, Derek and Shelby rely on a couple of special daughtersin-law: one gives them a laminated calendar each Christmas with all the grandkids’ birthdays, and another sends regular updates to Shelby’s phone calendar listing the kids’ sports events so they can attend as many as possible. As for advice they’d give DEREK AND SHELBY HALL new grandparents, Shelby says, “Don’t try to raise your grandchildren; let your children raise their own children. Let them breathe...don’t suffocate them. Be a safe place for them.... Teach them that there is joy in everything!”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011

Grand - Jan/Feb 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
Fabulous After 50
A Midlife Faith
Grand Products
Cover Story
Grands With a Mission
Your Grandkids' Health
Dr. Marion
Health on Hold
Boomers and Boomerang Kids
Grandparent Rights
Kinship Care
Grand Families
Talking Can Save Your Life
Grand Finale

GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011