COLUMBIA, Tenn. — School may be out, but there is always much to learn for Columbia Academy students who enjoy volunteering at Morning Pointe of Columbia. The teens have been spending quality time with the residents at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community, earning class credit while gaining the many known benefits of intergenerational activity.
“The seniors are so happy to have them come. The students help with meals, play games and sometimes just sit and listen to the residents as they reminisce,” says Bridget Barger, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “This experience is truly a blessing for everyone involved.”
Morning Pointe partners with local schools, inviting kids and teens to interact with seniors as part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day(tm) programs.
Photo: Morning Pointe of Columbia residents Margaret Prince and Sue Foster visit with Columbia Academy students and volunteers Amanda Robinson and Andrew Sullivan.