What do you get when you invite 50 Wayzata high school football players to a local senior residence on a rainy, Saturday morning in late April? Team spirit with a lot of youth enthusiasm! The rain and cold didn’t stop this community event from taking place. The seniors were delighted as well to have all of these boys clearing the two decades of brush and tree branches from the woods behind their complex. A few of the residents even opened their windows to the back and commented on how wonderful it looked!
This event is not only a positive experience for the residents who live at the Boardwalk but a real life experience for these high school boys. It was fantastic to hear cheers and songs about the labor intensive work. They were all glad to be there and eager to help. Home Instead Senior Care of Minneapolis was happy to sponsor this event and complete the circle by providing 25 LARGE pizza’s for the crew of workers! The senior residents made a half dozen pans of brownies and countless amounts of cookies. Needless to say there was not a crumb left. When it was time to eat the boys gathered under the awning to escape the weather. They ate and visited with the seniors. It was amazing to witness such acts of kindness taking place.
Home Instead Senior Care of Minneapolis is proud to be involved in community events. The more time spent being involved and educating the masses about what we do to benefit the lives of seniors, the more others can follow our lead!