GrandFriends by Surrogate Grandpare

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About Us

GrandFriends by Surrogate Grandparents is a New Zealand based Charitable Trust (CC54933) who connects families with GrandFriends (of at age) in order to forge lasting friendships and family bonds.

Social isolation and loneliness are much more serious than just uncomfortable feelings… Research has shown that social isolation and loneliness has been linked with increased mortality, depression, high blood pressure and dementia. These are serious issues in New Zealand and not just for our older generations. Social isolation and loneliness are problems that people struggle with right across New Zealand’s social demographics on a daily basis.

Surrogate Grandparents is the bridge that connects generations. By connecting families with surrogate grandparents and grandparents with our children; we can fight social isolation and loneliness in New Zealand. Working together, we can make New Zealand a more caring and connected nation.

Our Vision is to become an intergenerationally connected New Zealand.
Our Values are Connection, community, kindness, family, friendship and support.
Our Mission is to be the connector of generations and the builder of supported families through our family match service and other intergenerational initiatives.



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