One day…one hour. Visit. Cherish. Celebrate.

That is all it takes to change the life of an elderly person. The National Center for Health Statistics says 50 percent of nursing home residents have no close relatives and 46 percent have no living children. Many seniors, particularly those in nursing homes, feel lonely and isolated.

In 2014, Marston Rogers Group set out to change that by starting an annual tradition; Adopt a Grandparent Day: Visit. Cherish. Celebrate. 1 Day. 1 hour.

Every year on the Saturday before Grandparent’s Day, volunteers perform organized visits to the residents of nursing homes and senior living facilities across South Mississippi. The result is a day filled with smiles, fun, and laughter. Relationships are created that last much longer than the one hour visit.

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