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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 4, 2022 04:26 PM
From: Representative Mary Jo Daley
To: All House members
Subject: Dr. Jean Griswold Memorial Highway
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that will designate a portion of State Route 3001 from the intersection of with Walton Road to the intersection with South Valley Forge Road in Montgomery County as the Dr. Jean Griswold Memorial Highway.

A resident of Philadelphia, Dr. Jean Griswold was born on July 30, 1930, and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at age 36 but continued to work actively in her office until she was 79.

She graduated from Kent Place School, Douglass College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Business, Rutgers University with a Master of Education in Personnel & Guidance and received an Honorary Doctorate from Holy Family University. From 2003 to 2004, she was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1982 Dr. Griswold founded Griswold Special Care, later renamed Griswold Home Care, which became the world’s oldest multi-national non-medical home care company with hundreds of offices and over 10,000 professional caregivers throughout the United States, Mexico, and South Korea.  She also founded Pop-Ins, Home Helpers, House Calls Unlimited, Nurses Aides of North America and Nursing Options Worldwide.

Along with being featured on the Today Show and in Forbes Magazine and Entrepreneur, Dr. Griswold has received countless awards recognizing her tireless efforts to help those in need, including Pennsylvania’s Honor Roll of Women, Fifty Best Women in Business, Rutgers University’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni, the City of Philadelphia’s “Spirit of Philadelphia” Award, and Working Woman’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.  She authored a book, “Fears of the Elderly” in 2013, had her story told in two books “The Courage to Give” and “Women of Spirit,” and was the subject of a one-woman play, “Letter to My Daughter.”

Dr. Jean Griswold passed away on January 28, 2017, at the age of 86, after a 50-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

I ask for your co-sponsorship in designating a portion of State Route 3001, in honor of Dr. Jean Griswold.  She was a one of kind woman, who not only spent her life helping the elderly, but is an inspiration for women everywhere.

Introduced as HB2295