When the world shut down in the height of COVID-19, student Sydney Clements turned to what she knew best: community service. Clements is a 17-year-old junior at Franklin Community High School in Franklin, IN. As her classes turned online, she turned to pen and paper and reached out to Morning Pointe of Franklin (IN) about being a pen pal. Immediately, a letter writing campaign began. “Eleven names were given and she has been faithful about drawing them a picture and handwriting them a letter once a week,” explains Mary Beth Piland, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe of Franklin. “The residents in turn have written her as well.”
Rochelle Sellers, daughter of Morning Pointe of Franklin (IN) resident Gene Novak, brings a cart full of snacks for the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community’s staff members.
Morning Pointe of Franklin (IN) volunteer Lelanie Palmer, residents Rose Bruno and Linda Waugh, volunteer Kathy Palmer, and residents Donna King and Kathleen Ellett prepare to make their regular delivery to the Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County.
Morning Pointe of Franklin (IN) volunteer Dennis Triplett, residents Blanche Eilert, Caroline Jones, Barbara Herndon, volunteer Bonnie Triplett (front row), residents Gene Novak, Margie Crews, Donna King, Rose Bruno, and volunteer Stephen Windhorst (back row) celebrate love together at the Tripletts’ annual fish fry and Bible study.
Morning Pointe of Franklin (IN) resident Ella Dixon and Franklin College volunteer Matt Stevenson-Holmes display the snowman nightlight they created together.
Indian Creek Middle School student Chayton and Morning Pointe of Franklin (IN) resident Margie Crews show off the winter decoration they created by painting the outside of an empty wine bottle and filling it will Christmas lights.