SOWN on Air
SOWN's GrandFamily Resource Center Coordinator, Arlene Segal, was interviewed on the radio (900 AM WURD) on Tuesday, August 23. Click here to hear about this essential service for grandparents raising children.
SOWN in PCA Milestones
SOWN's new program for Parkinson's caregivers is featured. "'The SOWN program helps relieve that isolation [faced by caregivers] and the telephone format is convenient... Members don’t have to go anywhere or be pressured to get ready or worry. They can be at work or in their pajamas at home and still be part of the group. They can also be anonymous; and they don’t have to talk about their loved one in front of him or her.'” Click here for the article.
SOWN in 2016 Green Tree Article
How does an organization that works with older adults find itself also working with children? Read about SOWN's GrandFamily Resource Center in the Green Tree Community Health Foundation's Winter/Spring 2016 publication - "Across Generations with SOWN". Click here for the article
SOWN Named 2016 Finalist for Impact100 Philadelphia
SOWN is honored to have been chosen as a finalist for Impact100 Philadelphia in the health and wellness category. Click here to see the announcement of finalists.
SOWN on 6abc Actions News
SOWN's GrandFamily Resource Center was featured on 6ABC Action News on August 14, 2014. "If it wasn't for SOWN, I'd probably be crazy by now," says one grandmother in the video. "A lot of doors opened for me that I didn't even know were out there." Click here for the article
SOWN in 2014 Penn Medicine Article
Board member Eileen Addis, MSS, LSW, who works at HUP, secured a grant from Penn Medicine CAREs to provide iPads as fitness tools for grandparent-headed families involved in SOWN's health and wellness initiative, Philly Families Eat Smart. Click here for the article
SOWN in 2013 Trust Magazine
SOWN salutes the 16,000 Philadelphians who have stepped forward to raise their grandchildren. Read what makes it work in the Pew Charitable Trust’s prestigious Trust Magazine. Click here for the article
SOWN in 2013 Milestones Article
SOWN's GrandFamily Resource Center is featured in the April 2013 issue of Milestones, a publication by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. Click here for the article
2012 Aetna Foundation Grant Helps Grandparent-Headed Families Fight Obesity
SOWN received a seed grant from the Aetna Foundation to launch Philly Families Eat Smart, an innovative health, wellness and physical fitness initiative that addresses the higher rate of obesity in grandparent-headed families. 60% of low-income African American children in Philadelphia are obese, as opposed to about one in three children nationwide. Furthermore, children raised by grandparents are 34% more likely than their peers to be overweight.
Philly Families Eat Smart engages grandparent-headed families in healthy lifestyle changes. Click here for more information