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Adopt a Grandparent features three seasonal programs designed to benefit isolated, low income and/or mobility limited seniors:



Our most well known program is Christmas Cheer Up, which dispatches volunteer elves to deliver “stockings” filled to the brim (with both useful and luxurious items) and visit with lonely seniors for a few hours during the winter holidays.

Many of us take our friends and family, turkey and tree for granted at Christmastime.
We forget that there are people who are less fortunate than we are living next door or down the street. Poverty, hunger and loneliness are the reality for hundreds and hundreds of seniors in Calgary. Yes, Calgary. You may not see them, but they are there…and we need your help to reach out and make their lives a little bit better.

The Christmas Cheer Up program runs until December 25, 2014.
Adopt a Grandparent this Holiday Season. Participate, donate or nominate.

Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean Up is the companion program to Fall Fix Up. It also helps seniors maintain their home but achieves this goal by arranges for volunteer groups to complete smaller projects that do not require professional expertise. This is anything from painting a fence and planting flowers to cleaning out a garage. This program runs from April 1 – July 31.

Fall Fix Up

Fall Fix Up in the companion program to Spring Clean Up. We arrange for our corporate partners, including sponsors and local home building companies, to do small renovation projects on seniors home. Examples of past projects include replacing carpet with laminate floor to ease the use of a wheelchair and replacing kitchen counters which were in need of repair. This program runs from August 1 – October 31.

   
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

My daughter and I had a wonderful time delivering the stocking to Mary. She invited us into her home on December 23rd, and was very grateful for all the items she received from the Adopt a Grandparent program. Mary shared many stories with us about her sisters and her nieces. She shared photo albums with us, explaining who all her friends and relatives were and also pictures and stories about the two dogs she had in the past who obviously were like children to her. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with Mary and will definitely be participating in the Adopt a Grandparent program next year. This was a great experience for my daughter to be involved with too."