Twin Cedar’s hosted an unusual program for the children from the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement in Shohola. The children came to Twin Cedar’s to Adopt-A-Grandparent for the day. The children spent time talking one-on-one with a selected senior from the assisted living community and then returned the following day to resume group activities with their new friends.
Group leaders Karol Nina-Rodriguez, Secretary of the Dept. of Social Assistance and Nicholas Dumitru, Pastor and Minister of the Movement coordinated the event with Administrator of Twin Cedar’s, Tamara Singer. Both Karol and Nicholas helped the children take photos of the children and seniors together, and then all participated in decorating the photo frames to be left behind with the seniors as a token of the special day.
Twice a year the children attend the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement Kids Camp. They come from three different churches to spend a few days at their camp grounds on Little Walker Road in Shohola. The seniors thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the children as part of the on going intergenerational program that Twin Cedar’s offers to their residents. The seniors will look forward to their return visit this fall.