Foster Grandparent Program

foster1 Foster Grandparents receive a modest tax-free stipend, reimbursement for transportation, meals during service, annual physical examinations, and accident and liability insurance while on duty. In addition to these benefits, the program gives participants the opportunity to share a lifetime of experience with youth and other seniors.
Foster Grandparents must meet income eligibility requirements and be at least 55 years of age. They must participate in pre-service orientation and in training workshops throughout their service. foster2
foster3 The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors ages 55 and older opportunities to serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for children and youth with special needs. They provide 20 hours of weekly service to community organizations such as schools, hospitals, and youth centers.

Funded by the Corporation for National Service and New Mexico State Unit on Aging.