This back-to-school season, local families are scrambling to prepare their children to head back to the classroom. The number of children who live with a grandparent has increased 64% over the past two decades – so it would only be natural that during these busy times, seniors may get left out of the hustle and bustle that a new school year brings – leaving them feeling lonely, isolated and mentally stagnant. So, while Mom and Dad may have already filled their child’s backpack full of pencils and other school supplies, they may have forgotten to stuff one very important backpack – that of their aging parent. That’s why Senior Helpers, one of the largest in-home senior care companies, with caregivers in your city, is helping local families create Senior “Back-to-School Backpacks,” stuffed full of activities that will help all seniors (including those with dementia) mentally active and engaged.

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