SPRING HILL, Tenn. — Local children let their imaginations come alive for a cause at Morning Pointe of Spring Hill, as Anna Fesmire, Young Rembrandts of Mid-Tennessee instructor, hosted “It’s in the Bag,” a free drawing event and collection drive benefiting the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

The Young Rembrandts students and the seniors at the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community drew on paper bags, then filled the bags with crayons, pencils, sketching pads and other items. The bags will be donated to children in the Tennessee foster care system.

The project is part of Young Rembrandts’ 30th anniversary offering art and drawing classes to school-age children.

“This event brought the children and our residents together, allowing them to step out of their comfort zone in a fun way through art,” says Madeline Hall, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “Our seniors enjoyed watching the children and then wanted to try it themselves. They realized that everyone can be good at art!”

Morning Pointe partners with local schools and youth organizations, as seniors and kids of all ages embrace the known benefits of intergenerational activity as part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programs.

Photo: Anna Fesmire, Young Rembrandts instructor, Joyce Pickering, resident, Madeline Hall, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe, and Rebecca Farrell, co-owner of Young Rembrandts of Mid-Tennessee, hold some of the bags that were decorated.