NSW Grandparents Day in the Inner West Inner West Council will celebrate the role grandparents and older people play in our society during NSW Grandparents Day in late October. Grandparents Day recognises the diversity of grandparent relationships across age groups, cultural backgrounds, and geographical locations. Council recognises that contemporary families rely more than ever on grandparents for love, nurture and care. The Grandparent Day celebrations will reflect this. In particular, the Inner West events are intergenerational, because creating opportunities for children and older adults to spend time together can reap enormous benefits. The Grandparents Day activities have two strong themes: they are inclusive, and they are culturally significant.
NSW Grandparents Day local celebration: Tuesday, 22 October
- Multilingual story time and craft activities for children and grandparents in Greek (10-11.30am) at the new Marrickville library. Story time will be followed by craft and activities on the lawn and in the pavilion. Marrickville Library is located at: Patyegarang Place, 313 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204.
NSW Grandparents Day local celebrations: Sunday, 27 October
- Multilingual story time and craft activities for children and grandparents in English (10-11am), Mandarin (11-12.30pm) and Vietnamese (12.30-2pm) at the new Marrickville library. Each story time will be followed by craft and activities on the lawn and in the pavilion. Marrickville Library is located at: Patyegarang Place, 313 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204.
- A cultural event for Aboriginal grandparents and a photo booth for all grandparents at the Norton Street FESTA, Leichhardt (10am-2pm)
- An event for grandparents of children with disability at Council’s new accessible playground in Steele Park Marrickville (11am-1pm). Steele Park Marrickville is located at: 531-565 Illawarra Road, Marrickville NSW 2204.
For more information about Council’s 2019 Grandparents Day go to www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/GrandparentsDay.
Council’s Grandparents Day celebrations are part-funded by a $10,000 grant from Department of Communities and Justice.