Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sweetness For A Brighter Day

Our Teen Leadership/Community Service group spent time this past week learning more about the senior population. According to a recent study, the teens learned that 43% of seniors reported feeling lonely on a regular basis. Based on this information, the teen group thought of a way to make the life of some local senior citizens a little brighter and sweeter with a very special project.

The Y's Wien House is a 99-unit residential facility for low income seniors. In an effort to help  the residents of the Wien House to cope with loneliness, the Teen Leadership/Community Service group decided to spend an evening baking cookies for them. Each cookie was place in a bag with special notes with positive messages like “ You Are Very Special”, " Be Happy", and "You're So Sweet."

-Abraham Palma, Teen Program Director