Adopt a Grandparent this Christmas

Seventh Year for this Community Care Northumberland Program

Northumberland County – Thurs., Nov. 2, 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 wellness@commcare.ca 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, wellness@commcare.ca