FRANKLIN, Ind. — Class was in session for some Morning Pointe of Franklin residents, who paid a trip to a gerontology class at Franklin College. Ten seniors at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community are working one-on-one with students and being interviewed for a multimedia presentation.
The young adults will visit Morning Pointe three times a semester to spend time with the residents to complete their projects. Mary Beth Piland, life enrichment director, says she and the seniors will be there when it’s all finished.
“We will visit Franklin College on the day the projects are going to be presented to see their hard work,” Piland says. “The residents can’t wait to see how it turns out.”
Morning Pointe partners with local schools and colleges to invite young people to learn new things with the seniors as part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programs.
Photo: Hugh Dunn and Jess Baker work together on their multimedia project during Morning Pointe of Franklin’s visit to Franklin College.