Charlottesville Health and Rehab

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation Center is unique, as it is an assisted living facility in a clinical setting. Volunteers will visit the facility on a weekly basis via carpools with fellow 'Hoos. Volunteers will be matched with their grandparents based on interests, and they can interact with their grandparents either in their rooms or in facility-wide activities. Those looking to get more involved in the clinical aspect of the center can interact with his or her assigned grandparent's nurse or physical therapists and help his or her grandparent in physical rehabilitation (e.g. light walking) only with the help and approval of the grandparent and the grandparent’s nurse.

When?

Once a week between the hours of 9:00am-6:00pm; students typically travel by carpool at the same day and time each week.

Where?

505 W. Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

The Colonnades

What Will the Volunteers Do?

At the Colonnades, volunteers are assigned to a grandparent whom they visit for an hour each week. Grandparents at the Colonnades vary in regards to their level of mobility and awareness, but each of them absolutely loves being visited. The Colonnades has different levels of assisted living for residents. Some live in independent living in their own homes or apartments on the Colonnades property, and those who need more care live in their own rooms in the main building. The Colonnades staff does a great job of planning activities for residents: baking sessions, bingo, cards, crafting, aerobic classes, yoga classes, music playing, etc. When we visit, we generally go to our grandparents' room to chat, and if they are mobile enough and want to, we can participate with them in the activities located in the common areas. Many residents hang out in the common areas, so it's fun to just visit with a group of them as well!

When?

Days and times vary with carpools.

Where?

2600 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Golden Living

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Golden Living is a traditional nursing home setting with a friendly and approachable staff. Residents are well-acquainted with the mission of our Adopt-a-Grandparent program, always eagerly accepting new students into what has become a tight knit family of volunteers and residents. Our Community Partner has had many years of experience with AAGP and continues to be a wonderful asset to maintaining our volunteer program and especially in matching our volunteers with local residents. An activities room and a wide array of organized events at the nursing home provide our volunteers with ample opportunities to engage with their grandparents, who are all so grateful for the opportunity to meet new students each year.

When?

Volunteering shifts vary in dates and times, with drivers’ availability and volunteers’ schedules. Volunteers can generally expect to be assigned shifts sometime between 10am and 5pm on any day of the week. Shifts are an hour long, with little time needed for transportation - Golden Living Centers can easily be reached in a few minutes by car, bus or even bike!

Where?

1242 Cedars Court, Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

JABA ADULT CARE Center

What Will the Volunteers Do?

The Jefferson Area Board of Aging (JABA) Adult Care Center (ACC) is a recent addition to the Adopt-A-Grandparent program. A day center for seniors located close to U.Va., seniors are dropped off by their guardians, and from there engage in a variety of activities, including arts, music, dancing, and trivia. Volunteers will interact with the seniors in small groups through games, music, and dance to help make their day even brighter.

When?

Shifts are each an hour long, and occur on weekdays, preferably in the afternoon. Days and times vary by carpools.

Where?

674 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 9, Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

The Lodge at Old Trail

What do volunteers do?

The Lodge, the newest addition the the Adopt-A-Grandparent team, is a beautiful site located in Crozet where volunteers will work closely with the staff to meet with grandparents in both one-on-one and group settings for a variety of scheduled activities. The Lodge offers different accommodations for patients with different degrees of memory loss and some volunteers may work specifically in the memory unit with dementia patients who greatly benefit from the weekly conversations. Although the Lodge is definitely one of the newest sites and offers the best outdoor views, it is important for volunteers to think about the extra drive time when they are selecting a site. From grounds to the Lodge volunteers can expect to send around 25 minutes in the car meaning they will be committing two hours to the program weekly.

When?

Days and times vary with carpools.

Where?

330 Claremont Lane, Crozet, VA 22932

 

Martha Jefferson House

What will the volunteers do?

Volunteers typically spend about an hour a week talking, crafting, playing games, or drinking tea with their adopted grandparent. On nice days, volunteers may take their adopted grandparent out on the patio or for a walk on the Corner! Weekly visits will bring smiles to both volunteers and adopted grandparents!

When?

Volunteering happens everyday of the week. Since Martha Jefferson House is within walking distance for volunteers, it is up to volunteers to decide on a time that works best for both them and their grandparent!

Where?

1600 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

 

Mary Williams Community Center

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Volunteers at Mary Williams visit with the community members and participate in activities including board games, tai chi, meditation, music, devotions, arts and crafts, and walks. Mary Williams offers volunteers the opportunity to get to know many grandparents in an informal setting through a variety of activities and does not match up volunteers with an individual grandparent. 

When?

Volunteering happens Monday through Thursday at Mary Williams from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Where?

Jefferson School City Center
233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Morningside

What Will The Volunteers Do?

Volunteers at Morningside spend about one hour per week with their grandparent where they have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time and also participate in larger group activities. Volunteers can take part in games, sing-alongs, birthday parties, and other group activities as well as share memories and connect with their grandparent on a personal level.

When?

Volunteering at Morningside is very flexible and carpools are scheduled to accommodate the schedules of volunteers. Volunteers are expected to visit their grandparent every week and shifts are scheduled between 10:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays.

Where?

491 Crestwood Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Our Lady of Peace

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Volunteers at Our Lady of Peace typically spend one hour per week talking, playing games, attending in-house activities or spending time just getting to know each other.  On nice days volunteers can take their grandparents out to the patio or for a walk outside. We have several special events each year that volunteers are invited to attend with their grandparent.  Last year we had a volunteer who hosted a program about China, including cooking and teaching the residents to speak some Chinese. She met an enthusiastic response! We challenge our volunteers to bring something new to our program.Luxuriously and comfortably decorated, Our Lady of Peace serves many Charlottesville locals. It includes amenities like its own gym, cinema, and convenient store. There are also numerous scheduled actives, which are optional for residents. The staff at Our Lady of Peace is friendly and caring. Volunteers are highly encouraged to become a part of their community by participating in jazz concerts and many festive events.

When?

Days and times vary with carpools.

Where?

751 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Riverdale Assisted Living

 

What Will the Volunteers Do?

At Riverdale Assisted Living, volunteers foster meaningful relationships with residents through a range of fun and casual activities, including playing cards, listening to music, doing arts and crafts, or chatting. The site is divided into two floors of bedrooms, with a common area on each floor, allowing volunteers and residents alike to enjoy both one-on-one and group interactions.

When?

Visits take place once a week and generally last one hour. Exact visiting times are determined as carpools are set up according to volunteers' semester schedules.

Where?

1329 Riverdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Charlottesville Point

What Will Volunteers Do?

Volunteers are matched with a grandparent at Charlottesville Point 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 nights and weekly “Thirsty Thursday” events that keep residents entertained with some punch and pop, which volunteers are welcome to participate in. There will also be semester events that are community based at the site which introduce U.Va culture to our “adopted” grandparents.

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 Blue Ridge

What Will Volunteers Do?

Volunteers visit their "grandparents" once a week for 45 minutes to an hour, eating with them, doing puzzles, chatting, and catching up about each other’s weeks. The grandparents here are often in their 80’s or 90’s and range from very “with it” to very “out of it”, especially in regards to their memories. Regardless, all of them cherish the moments that they spend with their "adopted grandchild."

When?

Days and times vary with carpools.

Where?

250 Pantops Mountain Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911

 

Senior Center

What will Volunteers Do?

The Senior Center strives to create opportunities for healthy aging in the Charlottesville community by providing a place where seniors can come for social engagement, civic involvement, and lifelong learning. Volunteers help carry out the center’s mission during their one-hour weekly visits. During visits, volunteers interact with many members of the Senior Center through a variety of small group activities, including Scrabble, poker, bridge, and line dancing!  

WHEN?

Volunteering days and time vary with carpool. Shifts typically last one hour.

WHERE?

1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901