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​​​​Adopt-a-Grandparent (AAG) is a co-mentoring program that seeks to foster positive, meaningful relationships between CMU students and residents at Maplewood Assisted Living, Andahwod Senior Care, Rosebush Manor, and Green Acres Assisted Living. The program matches students with a senior citizen based on similar interests and each pair spends at least one hour per week together visiting, playing games, and learning from each other. Participants also attend monthly special events together and take part in activities like bingo, arts and crafts, and a talent show.​

CMU students have so much to offer our friends at Maplewood Assisted Living, Andahwod Senior Care, Rosebush Manor, and Green Acres Assisted Living including friendship, enthusiasm, and companionship. Likewise, students involved in the Adopt-a-Grandparent program say that they have gained wisdom, love, and a broadened worldview/perspective from their adopted grandparents. If you love working with senior citizens and are looking for a unique experience to enrich your life, Adopt-a-Grandparent is the program for you!


Students involved in the Adopt-a-Grandparent program must commit one school year to the program and go through an application and interview process. New mentors are selected at the beginning of each semester. Contact our office to learn how you can become a co-mentor!​

If you have any questions about the program, please email and check out our Adopt-a-Grandparent page on Engage Central.


Amber Pratt "I love my grandparent and everyone else in the center. 
  I am incredibly excited for future visits. "

                    - Amber Pratt, Adopt-a-Grandparent Co-Mentor
Jodie Langstaff"Just talking with my grandparent for one hour made me realize
I take a lot of things for granted."

                    - Jodie Langstaff, Adopt-a-Grandparent Co-Mentor
“I am privileged to be part of her life as a friend
that she trusts and respects.”

                     - Emily Heimsoth, Adopt-a-Grandparent Co-Mentor