FRANKLIN, Ind. – Morning Pointe of Franklin residents brought their best recipes to Girls Inc., baking batches of Christmas cookies with sugar, spice and seasonal cheer. The seniors strapped on matching plaid aprons and got busy baking
trays of treats for the girls to decorate.

As part of the life enrichment program, the assisted living community spends time with local schools, churches and nonprofits, as the kids and the seniors enjoy fun, intergenerational activities, making lasting memories with each visit.

“They were thankful for the time they spent there and thankful for each other and going and doing something good for others,” says Mary Beth Piland, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “Our residents had a good time and we had an even better time. It makes us all feel younger when we are around the children.”

Photo: Blanche Eilert, Anne Bullington, Donna King and Janet Rynerson, Morning Pointe of Franklin residents, anxiously wait as they prepare to hand out cookies to be decorated at Girls Inc.