VENTA CARE CENTRE QUALITY CONTINUING CARE

13525 102 Street Edmonton, AB,T5E 4K3 Phone: 780 476-6633

Click here to download an Application Form

The Adopt A Grandparent program organizes and implements visits

to seniors in nursing homes with individuals in the community who share

a passion for helping and caring for our elderly population.

WHY ADOPT A GRANDPARENT?

Many elderly individuals are living alone in long-term care facilities and

almost half do not have visitors or families coming to visit.

Many often describe themselves as feeling lonely and isolated.

In 2017, Venta Care Centre set out to change this feeling

by starting the Adopt A Grandparent program.

Volunteers are matched with a grandparent that they believe share similar hobbies and interests

as them to foster a lifetime friendship. Groups of individuals are also encouraged to

participate through webcam visits with school classes and the facility and so on….

We are looking for individuals who would want to do one on one

volunteering with the residents, playing games with them, or just visiting.

We need the most help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the afternoon

for portering, at  the time when most people are in school or working.

Volunteers can be any age.

 If the volunteer is under 18 they do not need a criminal record check,

TB test or the flu shot if they do not want too.

If they are over 18 they will need a criminal record check in the vulnerable sector,

TB test and flu shot in order to volunteer.