Kindergarten students visit Twin Lakes residents to share some love

Intergenerational program so successful there are plans to host it monthly
3/7/2018  - Deron Hamel

A group junior and senior kindergarten students from Cathcart Boulevard Public School paid a visit to Twin Lakes Terrace on Feb. 16 to deliver Valentine's Day cards they hand-made for residents.

The intergenerational programming that sprang from that morning was so successful, teacher Kate Kirkland says she is hoping to make this a monthly visit. They have already scheduled a visit for March.

The students, along with teachers and some parents, bundled up and made the trek to the Sarnia seniors living and long-term care community that Friday morning and they brought some surprises with them.

“The class had been working on personal Valentine's Day cards for our residents, and in the spirit of Family Day (on Feb. 19), they wanted to spend some time visiting with our residents,” fun co-ordinator Jennifer Beselaere tells S&R Today.

The 30 students sang two songs they learned about love and friendship for the residents, Jennifer adds.

After, the residents and students exchanged valentines and spent time together visiting and sharing in some cookies and juice.

“It was a great morning for everyone that attended; the staff even got in on the fun as well,” Jennifer says.

“It was great to have the Cathcart students visit; it brings such joy and excitement to the home.”

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