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grand view
The power of grandparents
I
was told of an African proverb that goes something like this, " Convince the grandparents and
you've convinced the village. "
Grandparents are a powerful force, in Africa and around the world. Increased longevity and relatively
high levels of wealth have helped a lot, but perhaps it is our high level of political participation
that is starting to win the respect of politicians. As a group, we have a great deal of power at the
voting booth, but do we use it wisely?
I admit to letting a lot of things slide during my middle years, but now that I'm a grownup (77 in
August), I'm in a hurry to make up for lost time. Our grandchildren's future and that of their grandkids
is held hostage by today's powerful carbon industry. It buys obedience from the government
and much of the media. I hope we can overlook the phony 'wedge' issues created to distract voters
and join other grandparents in this fight to elect a future for our families. Check out the last page of
this issue and click to look up the climate-denying politicians in your voting area. Then please, do
the right thing!
And in this issue, Wendy Schuman has done it again. Her profile of Maria Shriver hits the mark.
Ms. Shriver has been an advocate all of her
life and she is stronger than ever as a new
grandmom.
Alzheimer's strikes fear in almost all of us but
have a look at the piece from the UC Berkley
and find some hope.
We have a gorgeous St Barths wedding. We're
learning to be effective long-distance grandparents
and honing our social media skills. There is
much more in the issue...let me know what you
think, ok?
With my best to you and your family,
Christine, aka Grandmere with Juniper
and Poppy
3 GRAND Winter 2022
Health care is supposed to make us healthier -
but patients and doctors in the US both suffer
under the current system. Adrienne Boissy,
Chief Experience Officer at the Cleveland Clinic,
says the root cause is a lack of empathy. When
delivered properly, empathy has been proven
to improve health outcomes, such as helping to
control high blood pressure and managing diabetes
- and it might just be the great disruptor
that healthcare needs to heal itself.
Can empathy help
us heal health care?
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