The Wesley Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Wesley Community, will host its third annual Saratoga Grandparents Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
The annual event honors grandparents and great grandparents by providing an opportunity for families of all ages to spend time together on National Grandparents Day. The morning will include activities for all ages, including carnival-style games, face painting, crafts, balloon art, a magician, and photo opportunities, amongst other activities.
The first 100 grandparents to enter the event will receive a special giveaway bag. Admission is free. Donations will also be accepted to support the mission of The Wesley Community.
“We are thrilled to host a unique Grandparents Day celebration in Saratoga Springs for a third consecutive year,” said Foundation President Don Braim. “We look forward to seeing families of all ages spend time together honoring their grandparents on this important national holiday that celebrates the members of our family who do so much for us.”
The foundation also welcomes families to recognize the role of their grandparents and great grandparents by nominating them to be part of Saratoga’s Greatest Grandparents Club. Nominations can be submitted at SaratogaGrandparentsDay.com. Up to 10 nominated grandparents will be randomly selected and recognized during a special ceremony at the event.
Proceeds from the Saratoga Grandparents Day celebration will support the continued renovation of the Springs building at Wesley Health Care Center. The residence caters to older adults who may have significant, chronic medical needs requiring daily assistance. Phase one of the renovations was completed in 2016, and phase two of the renovations is currently in the planning stage.
Major sponsors for the event are Angerame Architects, The Fort Miller Group, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, and Ray Martin/Crescent Hill Partners. The event is chaired by Wesley Foundation Board Member Timothy Busch.
The Saratoga Springs City Center is located at 522 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
For more information about Saratoga Grandparents Day, visit SaratogaGrandparentsDay.com.