Did you know that National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9? It may not come as a very big surprise that many of our patients are grandparents. If you wish to witness instantaneous delight, just ask any one of them about their grandchildren!
Although National Grandparents Day has more than one origin, Marian McQuade of West Virginia has been nationally recognized by the Senate as the founder of National Grandparents Day. Marian made it her goal to educate the youth in her community about important contributions seniors have made throughout history. She also urged the youth to “adopt” a grandparent, not just one day a year, but for a lifetime. On August 3, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as National Grandparents Day.
In 2004, the National Grandparents Day Council announced that A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill would be the official song of the holiday. The official flower is the forget-me-not.
If you’re a grandchild, do your grandparent a favor and bring them to UpState Hearing Instruments for a hearing aid clean and check. It’s a complimentary service for our patients. And I bet they wouldn’t mind if you took them out to lunch or breakfast as well!
If you’re a grandparent, celebrate Grandparents Day by getting your hearing aids cleaned during our regular business hours the week prior to or the week following the holiday. And remember, cookies and coffee are always available.