LifeStream and YMCA Partner for Kinship Caregiver Resources Drive-Thru

Nearly 3 million grandparents in America are currently taking the lead caregiving role in raising their grandchildren.Nearly 3 million grandparents in America are currently taking the lead caregiving role in raising their grandchildren.

By Hannah Dunckel—

MUNCIE, Ind.—LifeStream Services and the YMCA of Muncie invite adults caring for a child relative (a niece, nephew, grandchild, etc.) to the Kinship Resources Drive-Thru. Attendees will receive valuable resources and items to assist in the caregiving of the child(ren) including shelf stable food, books, information on local resources, and more.

The Kinship Resources Drive-Thru is on Friday, November 5 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the YMCA of Muncie Downtown branch located at 500 S. Mulberry St. Muncie, IN 47305. The event will be located along the Howard Street sidewalk for easy drive-thru access. This is a free event and registration is not required.

“Nearly 3 million grandparents in America are currently taking the lead caregiving role in raising their grandchildren, with even more aunts, uncles, and family caregivers to add to that total,” shared Mandy Williams, Vice President of Programs at LifeStream Services. “LifeStream Services, the YMCA of Muncie, and our partners recognize the critical role that these caregivers play in children’s lives, and are glad to partner on this event to provide resources and support to family members of all ages.”

LifeStream Services understands the importance of family caregivers and the sacrifices they make to keep their loved one(s) safe and healthy. This event is one way LifeStream and partners can give back to those who give so much. For more information regarding caregiver resources provided by LifeStream, please contact Angie Jenkins, Outreach Coordinator, at 765-759-1121 or More information at


About LifeStream Services

LifeStream is an Area Agency on Aging that works to provide the right information, resources and support for improving the quality of life and maintaining independence for older adults and those with disabilities. LifeStream serves over 19,000 people throughout 12 counties in Indiana including Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, senior café sites,, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. For more about the organization call (800) 589-1121 or visit online at and follow on Facebook at


About the YMCA

The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. Anchored in more than 10,000 neighborhoods around the country, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. As a leading nonprofit with a strong, meaningful brand, we must present ourselves consistently as a unified cause with shared values and a common voice. Learn more at