- Image: Kelsey listens to her adopted grandma's stories of growing up in Germany
- Image: In 1999, 116,500 men over the age of 85 were living in nursing homes. The number for women was 210,500.
- Image: Students visit their "grandparents" every Sunday afternoon
- Image: Volunteers often share meals or attend events with their adopted grandparents
- Image: 18.2% of people ages 85 and older live in nursing homes.
- Image: Adopt-a-Grandparent
Adopt-a-Grandparent matches college volunteers with elderly residents living at Three Links Care Center. The goal of the program is to foster intergenerational friendships that give college students a connection to the Northfield community and senior citizens companionship. Activities may include conversing, reading aloud, playing cards, and participating in-group outings. Visits occur on Sundays, but there is also flexibility for volunteers who wish to visit their grandparents independently.
Level of Commitment:
Adopt-a-Grandparent is a weekly commitment. Volunteers meet outside Sayles at 12:45PM on Sundays and drive together to Three Links Care Center, where their grandparents live. Visits typically last no more than two hours.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact the following Program Directors. You can also stop by the CCCE!
Jasmine Zahid '14 (zahidj)
Megan Narvey '13 (narveym)
Learn more about Three Links Care Center at: http://www.threelinks.org/