Grandparenting from a Distance

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020
From 2:30pm to 4pm

AARP Information Center at Mall of America
228 W. Market
Bloomington , MN 55425

Contact: AARP MN

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Grandparenting from a Distance

Many of us are miles away from our grandchildren for a variety of reasons, but we still want to stay in connected.  Despite the technology that is at our fingerprints, it is difficult and sometimes painful.  This course will investigate creative ways to stay in touch with your grandchildren whether they are 1 year old or going off to college, whether they are one hour away or on the other side of the United States. 

We will go beyond using technology to exploring new ways to find connections!  Bring your questions and concerns.  


Date:         Wednesday, January 29

Time:         2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location:   AARP Information Center at Mall of America

                  228 W. Market, Bloomington, MN  55425 


Join us!  Light refreshments will be served!


Brief Description of Speaker:

Tom Rinkoski is a proud grandparent of 9 grandchildren who live scattered throughout the United States.  His youngest grand just turned 1, and his oldest is looking at colleges.  Living miles away from all of them, Tom has had to get creative in how to communicate so as to enjoy their friendship and presence in his life.  This engagement is the beginning of a legacy you can leave your family!  Tom is married to Theresa, father of 3 adult children and active in various AARP positions in the Twin Cities.  Tom has an M.Ed. and always enjoys the opportunity to explore ideas with others.


Directions and parking information: 


Park in the West parking ramp on Level P2 or P3 as close to the center skyway entrance between the two anchor stores (Macy's and Nordstrom's).  You will have two walk up or down a flight of stairs to access the skyway depending on which level you park in.  The Information Center is immediately on your left when you enter the Mall. 

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