Community Care Northumberland’s Seventh Annual Adopt a Grandparent Program Begins

Oct 31, 2023 | News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Northumberland County, ON – November 1, 2023 – For the seventh consecutive year, Community Care Northumberland (CCN) will support seniors throughout Northumberland 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.

Trish Baird, Chief Executive Officer for Community Care Northumberland, comments, “Adopt a Grandparent has shown us what coming together as a community can be all about and how nice it is to give back: in the true holiday spirit, our community unites each year, bringing some happiness, joy and connections to those who need it most.”

Hear what our Adopted Grandparents have to say:

  • “Thank you so much for the beautiful gift. It made my day! I really appreciate it.”
  • “I look forward to this gift every year. It all helps so much!”
  • “This gift just brightened my day!”

This year, members of the community who are interested in adopting a grandparent can do so by calling Community Care Northumberland at 1-866-514-5774 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 asks that all unwrapped gifts (gift bags or baskets are ok) be dropped off at a local office on or before December 8th. Individuals may also “Adopt a Grandparent” by donating to this program and allowing Community Care Northumberland staff to complete the shopping.

We kindly ask participants to refrain from including homemade baked goods. We also 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.

Program Information
Patti Aitken
Manager of Wellness Services
Community Care Northumberland
1-866-514-5774/905-372-7356 ext. 104

Media Information
Trish Baird
Chief Executive Officer
Community Care Northumberland

Joel Scott
Director, Donor Relations and Communications
Community Care Northumberland
905-376-1625 / 905-885-0466

Community Care Northumberland (CCN) is a multi-service community support organization in Northumberland County. Through the creation, coordination and delivery of nutrition, transportation, wellness, in-home and hospice services, CCN improves the health and wellbeing of our clients. Our programs and services improve the quality of life of seniors, adults with disabilities, those recovering from illness or injury, and hospice clients and their loved ones and caregivers, allowing them to remain in their own homes and communities.


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