FRANKLIN, Ind. — Kindness was in bloom at Morning Pointe of Franklin, as residents launched an intergenerational volunteer project to bring flowers to patients who need them most.

Mary Beth Piland, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe, helped with the community service activity, contacting the volunteer coordinator at Brookdale Hospice, a local hospice organization that visits the residents at the assisted living community. While speaking with the associate, Piland planted the seed, asking what her seniors could do to give back.

The coordinator suggested that flowers and cards are most needed by Brookdale Hospice patients. From there, Piland penciled in her calendar a “Day of Caring”, connecting the seniors with students from Indian Creek Middle School to create colorful paper flowers for the cause.

“The residents were more than happy to participate in this fun and meaningful project,” she says. “It was great for the seniors and students to put their hands together to show love to those who may not be here next year.”