About the Program
Adopt-a-Grandparent (AGP) is an outreach program for Berea elders. The program matches college student volunteers with residents of local long-term care centers. Volunteers visit with residents for at least an hour per week, and participate in special monthly programs.
“Getting involved with Adopt-A-Grandparent is a way for me to show appreciation and support for our elders who have done so much to enrich and strengthen our communities.” – Grace Par, ‘13
AGP volunteers and staff have an opportunity to build one-on-one relationships with elders while offering both friendship and a smile. Participants often look at life from a new perspective after the experience, and learn about the past from a first-hand source, while also learning more about themselves.