Adopt a Grandparent Program

Nov 8, 2021 | Events

This Christmas Adopt a Grandparent

For the fifth consecutive year, Community Care Northumberland will support seniors throughout the county this holiday season through the organization’s Adopt a Grandparent program.

This program spreads joy by surprising seniors who may be experiencing isolation or loneliness with meaningful gifts during the holiday season.

“We have seen tremendous support and generosity from our community for this program since it began in 2017,” says Trish Baird, Chief Executive Officer for Community Care Northumberland. “This program is a great example of what can happen when our community comes together to meet a local need and support those here in our community.”

This year, members of the community who are interested in adopting a grandparent can do so by calling the Cobourg office at 905-372-7356 or by emailing  to be matched with a senior. Purchased gifts, may be dropped off at a local office to be delivered to our “Grandparents” by our volunteers the week before Christmas.  Community Care Northumberland ask that all unwrapped gifts (gift bags or baskets are ok) be dropped off to a local office on or before December 10th.  Individuals may also “Adopt a Grandparent” by donating to this program and allowing Community Care Northumberland staff to complete the shopping.

For this year’s program, we kindly ask participants to refrain from including homemade baked goods.  We ask that you include washing instructions for any handmade items, such as scarves or mittens.  Other gift suggestions include gift cards for local stores or gift certificates for Community Care Northumberland programs such as Meals on Wheels or Transportation. For more information on this program, or to be matched directly with a “Grandparent”, please call  the Cobourg office at 905-372-7356 and speak with Patti Aitken or email

Program Information

Patti Aitken
Manager of Wellness Services
Community Care Northumberland


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