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Thank you for your interest in Adopt-A-Grandparent, a student-led program through Leadership and Service-Learning Center at East Carolina University!

Our Mission: Adopt a Grandparent is an opportunity for ECU students to build meaningful relationships with residents of the MacGregor Downs Health and Rehabilitation Center by establishing long-term one on one interactions with them. Our goal is to let these residents know that although they are older, they are not forgotten.

How to get started: 1) Call MacGregor Downs Health and Rehabilitation Center (MDHRC) at (252) 758-4121 to attend an orientation session (usually held on Thursdays at 4 PM). 2) Commit to visit with your adopted grandparent for approximately 1 hour per week for a year. 3) Check OrgSync for opportunities to interact with other residents and help with AAG events!

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A student-led program designed to foster meaningful relationships between ECU students and residents of a local retirement community through one-on-one interactions.


Senior Citizen


Old Cafeteria 1605, East Fifth Street



State / Province

North Carolina



Primary Contact Name

Aleix Murphy

Primary Contact Email