Adopt-a-Grandparent

The Adopt-A-Grandparent program pairs Whitman students with residents at the nearby Odd Fellows senior home. Volunteers establish relationships with their adopted grandparents, helping to improve the quality of life for the residents through consistent companionship. Together, grandparents and volunteers tell stories, play games, listen to music, read books, go for walks, and make crafts. Each volunteer commits one hour per week to visiting his/her grandparent as well as attends one large event each semester. Events include carnivals, performances, and dances put on by the Adopt-A-Grandparent program at the Odd Fellows senior home.

Website: http://www.whitman.edu/student-life/student-engagement-center/community-service/community-based-programs/adopt-a-grandparent

Contact Person: Zach Calo (grandparent@whitman.edu)

Adviser: Abby Juhasz (communityservice@whitman.edu)