Providing seniors care for their body, mind and spirit is critically important. Simply spending time with seniors can improve their emotional well-being and outlook. Palolo Chinese Home, in partnership with Common Grace, a nonprofit organization, recently launched a new program called GrandGrace to address these needs of residents and senior day care participants.
The multi generational program gives adult or teen mentors and their child mentees opportunities to participate in fun activities with Palolo Chinese Home’s seniors for a time of mutual companionship and support. It’s a win-win situation. Seniors, who may sometimes feel lonely or forgotten, welcome the gift of time with those with youthful energy, and the youth and adult GrandGrace volunteers are enriched by the experience.
Over the past 15 years, Common Grace has paired more than 2,000 mentors with children from over 60 churches and schools.