Evergreen Middle School student, Orlagh Laking, participated in our Youth and Elder Program with her classmates, but the experience didn’t include the physical interaction with the elders. While the Evergreen Middle School students’ visits to The Garden Care Homes had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, we appreciate their cards, letters, drawings to still connect with the elders.
Orlagh painted stunning cards and wrote her heartfelt messages inside to send to send to our elder care partners. Her efforts to be involved tapped into her artistic abilities to brighten the day and bring nature inside for the elders! Pictured is one of her hand-painted cards.
The students received the Bessie’s Hope education and training, so they were filled with compassion and respect for the elders. Next school year will bring another opportunity to experience the beautiful interaction and cultivate relationships with the elders.