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Grandparents’ Day Sunday September 10 Has Tech Implications

This Sunday, September 10 is Grandparents’ Day!!

The role of grand-parenting has certainly changed in our history. Take a look at the statistics:

Did You Know:

Number of grandparents in the U.S.    70,000,000
Percent of U.S. households lead by grandparents    37 %
Percent of Grandparents that are the primary caregiver to their grandchildren    13 %
Percent of people who became a grandparent in their 50’s    43%
Percent of people who became a grandparent in their 40’s    37%

Also, perceptions of porches and rockers as the primary activity of grandparents are inaccurate. Consider these latest data findings:

Percent of grandparents who use the internet 75 %
Percent of grandparents who use search engines to find information 70 %
Percent of grandparents who shop online 63 %
Percent of grandparents who use Instant message 30 %
Percent of grandparents who share photos online 56 %
Percent of grandparents who bank online 46 %
Percent of grandparents who use a social network like Facebook or Twitter 45 %
Percent of grandparents who still have a full-time or part-time job 60 %
Percent of grandparents who have started their own business 23 %

 

MRamaGeronimoPhoto

Reaching new heights: 2% of grandparents have gone ski diving
Photo Source; MRama, 2015-2016 PGC/ACU Images of Aging Photo Contest

 

So, Sunday, be sure to call, text, or FB-wall Grannie and PaPa today to wish them Happy Grandparents’ Day!

 

Statistics Source

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