Students from several Surrey schools have visited senior's homes in their community this month to entertain and visit with residents.
A group of Grade 11 & 12 Sullivan Heights secondary students visited the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) Assisted Living facility in Strawberry Hill to provide gifts they'd prepared, as well as chat with the seniors and learn from their stories and experience. The students also learned from staff about the assisted living concept and operations.
Sullivan Heights student with PICS resident
Across town, students in the Lord Tweedsmuir secondary's Social Media Awareness Club spent time at the Zion Park Manor to sing Christmas carols and do some Christmas crafts alongside residents.
And Bear Creek elementary Grade 6 & 7 students braved the snow and ice to walk a few blocks over to the Bear Creek Villa retirement home. As part of the Classroom Champions program, the students created handmade Christmas cards containing fun, winter-themed riddles. The students also researched Christmas songs popular in the younger days of the retired residents and created a caroling playlist before trudging through the snow to deliver the cards and sing carols with their new friends (below).