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PLAY: PLAN — Go-To Grandma with Kathy Buckworth

By Diane Amato

Published October 13, 2023 • 2 Min Read

Being a grandparent can be a lot of fun and games … but can also have a serious side. This episode of Go-To Grandma covers the fun stuff like sleepovers and video games, along with important considerations for grandparents like Powers of Attorney.

Erin Davis, the voice of Toronto morning radio for decades, is a grandma who loves sleepovers with her grandkids. Davis provides insights for a successful overnighter. She shares tips for doing little things with grandkids that will touch their hearts. Davis also talks about her podcast Drift, which comforts listeners as they drift off to sleep. Perfect for a sleepover night!

Go-To Grandma Kathy Buckworth


Next, host Kathy Buckworth welcomes Kim Vallee, a product and game designer who explains the benefits of video games for teens and tweens. Vallee walks listeners through the various ways video games can support kids’ passions, foster creativity and enhance learning, helping to build skills in empathy, problem-solving, budgeting, imagination and more!

At the 17:40 mark, RBC Royal Trust’s Elaine Blades joins to discuss choosing your power of attorney. In this Take 5 With RBC segment, she advises choosing someone who is scrupulously honest, close by and exercises good judgement. She shares options (i.e., you can appoint more than one person, designate an alternate and hire a professional). She ultimately emphasizes that choosing your power of attorney is a decision not to be made lightly.

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