With its mission to be a bridge connecting seniors to the community, ECCC (the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, Inc.) will host a Tea, Fruit and Cookies Grandparents Day Social from 3 to 5 p.m. on National Grandparents Day, this Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Holy Family Senior Center, 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Blvd. in Apalachicola.

“There is an untapped potential in the exchange between elders and youth. For grandparents, relationships with grandchildren provide connection with a much younger generation and exposure to different ideas and experiences. For grandkids, grandparents can offer nuggets of wisdom for life lessons that they can put into practice as they mature and grow,” said Erica Head, activities coordinator at Holy Family. “This event is sure to be an opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren to engage with and spend time together in order to establish or strengthen their familial bonds.”

Seniors in need of a ride are asked to email holyfamilyseniorcenter@gmail.com or call 653-3134.

For more information on this event, or ways to donate to the ECCC, a nonprofit, all-volunteer community organization that connect seniors to a community of support through advocacy, enhancement and expansion of services, email ecccfranklin@gmail.com or call (850) 509-5009.