Adopt-a-Grandparent

 

The mission of Adopt-a-Grandparent is to create meaningful, one-on-one relationships with seniors in the Charlottesville community that will improve the quality of life of participants, both seniors and volunteers. We want to make sure the seniors in our community know how special they are to us!

 

Program Sites:

 

Charlottesville Health and Rehab

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


Volunteers spend an hour visiting with grandparents, and many choose to play cards, share pictures, catch up on the news, or participate in bingo or other site-sponsored activities.

 

When?


Every day of the week, 9am-6pm

 

Where?

505 W. Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

The Colonnades

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


Volunteers spend about an hour a week with their grandparent. Time spent together sometimes means looking through old photos, watching TV, chatting, or going to an event held in the common area-like cheese hour or bingo!

 

When?


Volunteering at the Colonnades can happen any day, but it changes from semester to semester based on peoples' schedules. Usually, the best time for the grandparents is between 2-5pm.
 



Where? 


2600 Barracks Road 
Charlottesville, VA 22901
 

 

Golden Living

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


At Golden Living, volunteers have the wonderful opportunity to meet and visit with a resident of the nursing home facility. Whether playing games, doing crafts, or simply having a chat over a cup of tea, volunteers with the Adopt-A-Grandparent program have the chance to make a world of difference in their grandparents’ lives.

 

When?


Volunteer days and times are extremely flexible and are often based upon mutual meeting times for volunteers and grandparents.

 

Where?

1242 Cedars Court
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

J.A.B.A. In-Home

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


The In Home matching allows volunteers to visit in the home of the grandparent and participate in events around the community.

 

When?


Days/hours vary depending upon the volunteers/grandparent availability

 

Mary Williams Community Center

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


Volunteers at my site visit with the people who go to the community center. They share stories, get to know each other, and enjoy fellowship.
 


When?


Volunteering happens Monday thru Thursday at Mary Williams from 9-2.

 

Where?

1512 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Martha Jefferson House

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


Volunteers typically spend about 1.5 hours once a week talking, reading, playing games/music, and doing crafts, among other things, with their grandparent. On nice days, volunteers will take their grandparent out on the the patio or for a walk outside of the Martha Jefferson facility.

 

When?


Volunteering happens everyday of the week. Since the volunteers walk there, it is up to them what day/time they want to volunteer.

 

Where?

1600 Gordon Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Our Lady of Peace

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


Volunteers at OLOP visit with their adopted grandparents. This could include anything from just sitting and talking to helping lead games and activities.

 

When?


Monday-Friday early afternoon

 

Where?

751 Hillsdale Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Riverdale Assisted Living

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


At Riverdale Assisted Living, residents on the first floor require more care than those on the second floor. Adopt-A-Grandparent volunteers visit with residents on both floors; both volunteers and residents alike have fun, meaningful experiences.

 

When?


Volunteers can on Wednesday or Friday afternoons, both around 2PM.

 

Where?

1329 Riverdale Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

The Senior Center

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?


The Senior Center provides a wide array of activities, classes and community events for volunteers to enjoy with their grandparent.

 

When?


Open for activities Monday 8am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday 8am-7pm, Closed Weekends

 

Where?

1180 Pepsi Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Trinity Mission and Rehab

 

What Will Volunteers Do?


Volunteers are matched with a grandparent at Trinity based on interests and are free to do a variety of activities (talking, crafts, etc.) during their visit (at least once a week for an hour). The site also has a calendar of activities for the month, such as bingo, which volunteers are welcome to participate in.

 

When?


Volunteering occurs on regular days and times throughout the week as carpools are set up to accommodate volunteers' schedules each semester.

 

Where?

1150 Northwest Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Westminster Canterbury

 

What Will Volunteers Do?


Each volunteer at my site "adopts" a nursing home resident who is interested in having a weekly visitor. Volunteers visit their "grandparents" every week and spend time with them sharing stories, playing games, and making crafts.

 

When?


Volunteering happens during weekday, usually between 1pm and 5pm.

 

Where?

250 Pantops Mountain Road
Charlottesville, VA 22911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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