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Adopt a Grandparent

Added on: 24th April, 2020 by Kira_50215

Adopt a Grandparent

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Fri, 24 April 2020

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CHD Living have launched a wonderful project where you can adopt a Grandparent!
Keep reading for more information…

CHD Living are pairing the lovely residents at their CHD Living homes with caring individuals in the community who want to help combat loneliness.
Would you like to get involved?

They launched their ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ campaign to bring a sense of comfort to young people and the elderly who may not have grandparents/grandchildren of their own, with the aim of creating long-lasting intergenerational friendships.
What started as a local search, reaching out to those local to their home, soon became a global campaign, with kind and considerate individuals hailing from as far as Australia to help bring some happiness to those they care for. It’s even made the news, with The Independent, The Metro and The Standard (to name but a few) sharing the story.

All you need to do is fill in the form on the website (linked below) and one of their team will be in touch to pair you with your new ‘Grandma’ or ‘Grandpa’.

After that, these are some of the ways in which you can help:
Having phone calls/video calls with your new friend
Sending cheerful pictures/stories/poems (post or email) for them to enjoy
Sharing stories from different generations
Sending letters/postcards to your new friend, much like a penpal!

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Emma oshea - 7 May, 2020 - 14:10PM

I have no grandparents or parents so would be great to adopt one.

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Karen De Souza - 7 May, 2020 - 19:48PM

I love to chat to older people as they always have so much to share in experiences and wisdom. All they need in return is a listening ear and If I can be that to someone then I would consider it a blessing.

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