ADRC Launches Adopt-A-Grandparent Program

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County has launched an  Adopt-A-Grandparent program aimed to foster positive, meaningful relationships and help people feel less lonely. 

The organization’s goal is to match participants with an individual with similar interests to get to know each other via phone, video chat, virtual games, or handwritten letters. All ages are welcome, creativity is key to discovering the best in your new friend. The Adopt-A-grandparent program is aimed to combat loneliness, create happiness, encourage companionship and is cross-generational.  

“We are looking for kind, considerate individuals of all ages to participate,” the organization explained in a press release.  

Individuals interested in participating should submit a registration form by contacting Nicki Scharrig at 920.746.7153 or [email protected]. Registrants will be paired up and the ADRC will arrange an introductory letter or call to get the friendship started.  The Adopt-A-Grandparent program is a commitment of one or two hours a week. Participants may include students from local schools, adults from senior centers and senior living facilities, and people of all ages from clubs and organizations. If you are looking for a unique experience to enrich your life, Adopt-A-Grandparent is the program for you! 

Registration can also be completed online by visiting The Aging & Disability Resource Center is located at 916 N. 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

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