Grandparents/relatives who are raising children have special issues related to their situation:
NOTE: Every grandparent other family member raising children (not parents) are welcome to contact the Family Caregiver Program for information, attend educational programs and support groups. The only services that require that you meet the requirements listed above (age 55 and up) are those of respite and supplemental services.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resource Guide available by clicking here (PDF)
Otterbein Public Library
23 East 1st St.
Otterbein, IN 47970
Mary Strawsma, (765) 583-2768
3rd Tuesday each month 7:00pm
Childcare ages pre-K to 6th grade
Location to be determined. Please call.
Aggie Ward, 765-494-5669 (week days)
Marty Dahlstrom, 765-474-8207
Time to be determined. Please call.
Education for Grandparents/Relatives Raising Children
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Guide
2011 Resource Guide, Size: 90pp, 614K
2010 (PDF - Size: 96pp, 6.7mb)
In-Home Services and Care Management
A Care Manager assesses services needed, arranges for these services and monitors how these services are helping the individual. Care Management is a "system" that ensures appropriate services to the elderly and disabled persons to assist them in remaining independent.
The 27th Annual SENIOR GAMES will be held June 10-14, 2013 for seniors age 55+ living in Area IV-served counties. The deadline to register is June 3rd. See Activities/Wellness on this website for the registration form -- due by June 3rd.
Wacky Wednesdays at the Movies for Seniors will show "The Vow" on June 12. Breakfast snack at 9 a.m. and movie starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring a friend and enjoy the Fellowship & Fun!
Area IV offers five affordable bus trips annually to visit various destinations that are within a day’s drive? Travel to fun places such as Conner Prairie, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Boggstown Inn Cabaret, or Brown County/Nashville, IN.