There's an old joke regarding grandparents and grandchildren about why they get along so well: they have a "common enemy", the parents generation in between. All kidding aside, the feelings of being hustled aside when their brains and hearts and creativity are flowering are common to both the generations. Given the chance, they relate exceptionally well.
The story in the Menlo Park Patch is a very good illustration of that. Menlo Park Patch story about volunteering at PV.
Here's another one for you: Jacob and Chrissy Andriola of YMSL (Young Men’s Service League) prepare food for Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels. The newly formed chapter of the national service organization pairs teenage boys with their moms to help others in the community.
If you would like to volunteer yourself (we need hundreds every year) or know someone who would like to do so, please call our Director of Community Volunteering, Mary Rached: (650) 322-0129 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org