ABOUT the SEnior Ambassadors Program
The Senior Ambassadors Program brings together Greater Lansing seniors and Michigan State University students to form mutually beneficial friendships. Meeting once a week over Zoom, the goal is for senior ‘hosts’ and student ‘ambassadors’ to feel the warmth of human connection, to exchange wisdom and experience, and to learn from one another.
The Senior Ambassadors Program is a collaboration among AgeAlive in MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Prime Time - East Lansing’s Senior Center, and the Social Science Scholars Program at MSU. We are all committed to reducing social isolation, strengthening the bonds between university and community, and instilling in students the profound value of community engagement.
The Senior Ambassadors Program has been matching local hosts and ambassadors since August 2020 and is always eager to hear from Greater Lansing seniors who would like to be connected with an MSU ambassador. The service is entirely free and all student ambassadors are carefully selected, vetted, and trained. If you would like to learn more about this initiative and become a host, please contact us.
In addition to our befriending initiative, The Senior Ambassadors Program organizes a weekly series of talks called ‘Town & Gown’. In order to provide opportunities for intellectual engagement for area seniors and MSU students, experts in a wide range of fields – from music and espionage to economics and history – give presentations and then answer questions from attendee. For a list of upcoming Town & Gown talks, please click here. For archived talks, please click here.
Hosts and Ambassadors