Jun 20, 2013

New Elder Index: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Today, the Insight Center and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research are proud to release the first-ever Elder Index for the costs associated with seniors raising one, two, or three grandchildren in each California county in a new report called: The High Cost of Caring: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Simultaneously, we updated the Elder Index for seniors living alone or with a partner.

Please visit http://ww1.insightcced.org for links to the latest county-specific Elder Index data, including the costs of grandparents raising grandchildren.

Below, please find the following fact sheets—and scroll down to the bottom of this email for our press release:

Thanks to my colleagues at the Insight Center (especially Bernard Lim and Alexandra Céspedes Kent), Jenny Chung Mejia, UCLA CHPR (Imelda Padilla-Frausto and Steve Wallace), Spoke Consulting (Erin Fogg), Sikizi Allen, and many other partner organizations who each played critical a role in our Elder Index update, expansion and release! Equally important, we would also like to thank The California Wellness Foundation and the California Community Foundation, without whose support this release would not have been possible.

Please share these new resources with your networks.

Susie Smith
Managing DirectorInsight Center for Community Economic Development (formerly NEDLC)