Posted on 07/06/2011 @ 08:00 AM
It was wonderful to see the Impact: Boston participants listening attentively, asking questions and having lively conversations with their new friends. One resident, Roz, told us about giving back to the community as the welcoming committee chair person because she wants to ensure all new residents have an easy transition.
New Bridge on the Charles is located on a wide expanse of land that includes shaded seating areas, a community garden and paths through the woods for exercise. The physical structure represents the value and deep respect the community has for the elderly.
The participants and I are learning a great deal about the different activities that the residents take part in and the hobbies they enjoy. We were lucky enough to sit in on a music session and joined in singing, shaking tambourines and enjoying the company. We look forward to coming back, meeting more people and learning from them.
- Yael Kelter, IMPACT: Boston Site Educator, Hebrew SeniorLife