A chance to recognise 'invaluable' grandparents

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said Grandparents Day is a perfect opportunity to recognise older residents for the "invaluable contributions" they make to their family and community.

Council are hosting a free Grandparents Day event at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre on Sunday, October 27 from 11am to 2.30pm. The family picnic day includes a free sausage sizzle, light refreshments, activities, exhibitions and live entertainment.

"More and more we are seeing grandparents stepping in the role of caregivers to their grandchildren; sharing stories and engaging in fun activities, helping socialise children, teaching them empathy and character while providing an unconditional love not found elsewhere," Mr Carbone said.

"The Grandparents Day event is an opportunity for families across the generations to invest in some quality time with each other. I encourage grandparents, their children and grandchildren to bring a picnic rug and enjoy the free family activities."

Established in 2011, Grandparents Day is a council initiative with the support of NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies said: "Grandparents Day highlights the special role of grandparents in our families and communities."