The Adopt-A-Grandparent program is a student-run program that works with the nearby Odd Fellows senior home to pair Whitman students with seniors. Adopt-A-Grandparent volunteers visit with their adopted grandparent once a week for about an hour. Together grandparents and grandkids tell stories, listen to music, read books, go for walks, play games, and do craft projects. Volunteers establish relationships with their adopted grandparents, providing consistent companionship and helping to improve the quality of life for the residents. Several special events also occur each semester, such as musical performances, wheel-chair aerobics, and makeover nights.
Contact Person: Allison Ramp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adviser: Student Engagement Center