Election Results

New Adopt-A-Grandparent program seeks disconnected seniors

March 31, 2020 at 11:44 am

The City of Mesa has teamed up with For Our City-Mesa to help find seniors in our community who need help with food delivery, prescription pickup or other supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I volunteered at a food bank and saw many seniors, some with obvious underlying health conditions, waiting in line for food," Mayor John Giles said, "I wanted to find a way keep those seniors safe at home and also connect to others who are suddenly finding themselves in need and alone."

Adopt-A-Grandparent is designed to connect seniors to assistance through For Our City-Mesa, a network of faith, non-profit, municipal and business leaders that creates solutions for their community.

"We have an excellent team of volunteers ready to help," For Our City-Mesa Director Paul Anderson said, "What we need now, is help finding seniors who don't have access to what they need through family, friends, church or other means."

Adopt-A-Grandparent is here to help. Seniors, or someone on their behalf, can call 480-644-5756 or e-mail volunteer@mesaaz.gov to participate in the program.

Another resource for seniors is the Area Agency on Aging, which has a 24/7 helpline at 602-264-HELP (4357).

For more information about the Adopt-A-Grandparent program go to www.mesaaz.gov/AAGP and for updates regarding the coronavirus visit www.mesaaz.gov/coronavirus.

Mayor's Office
Contact: Melissa Randazzo
Tel. 480-644-3219