The tradition laden Adopt-A-Grandparent program at St. Joseph Care Center is still a mainstay of our service component, dating back to the beginning of Aquinas. Students sign out of study halls during non-lunch periods walk to St. Josephs, and return before the next class. Aquinas, through Campus Ministry, makes the initial contact with the volunteer coordinator at St. Josephs who then trains and assigns students to residents. Students may also use after school and personal free time to continue their relationship with their “Grandparent”. No academic credit is given. Students should value the Gospel driven mandate to serve others and act on it accordingly.