Greg & Grandma
Greg & his no-nonsense Grandma were best friends. As more people took notice of his civic efforts, they also noticed the extent to which she influenced him. As a result, in the last decade of her life, Grandma found herself in the spotlight -- gracing covers of magazines like Senior News and NonProfit Times. The book, The Silhouette Man, is based on their story. It was recognized in Canada with the Wisdom Speaks honor -- given to a book that celebrates the wisdom of seniors. There is also an under-100 page version of the story (The First Thirty) and an illustrated version (The Milkshake Man). The books have been used with seniors, those who serve seniors, and intergenerational groups. Greg has spoken at events for older adults, those who serve older adults &/or intergenerational events. In some cases, he has served as 'Grandkid-in-Residence' at a community for older adults. During the pandemic, he partnered with many retirement communities, senior centers, and other senior-serving organizations around North America on long-distance projects.