Students spend time with the elderly
East Goshen Elementary School fifth graders visited residents of the Bellingham Retirement Community in West Chester after school last week as part of a community service project.
Over the course of two hours, the students played cards and table games with the residents, listened to and told stories, and made new friends.
“The visit from East Goshen Elementary School was wonderful,” said Paige Jacobs, director of resident programs at Bellingham. “Some of our residents don’t have family close by – or even any family at all. They reminisce about raising their children and playing with young grandchildren. Experiences like this help keep them active and engaged.”
The service project was coordinated by East Goshen Elementary School staff and the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization. Teachers, parents, siblings, and the school’s principal joined the fifth graders at Bellingham.
“I would love to have the children from East Goshen Elementary School back to Bellingham,” added Jacobs. “It was a great experience for everyone.” To contact the Daily Local News, email news@dailylocal. com or message us on Facebook and Twitter: www. facebook.com/dailylocalnews, www.twitter.com/wcdailylocal.
Fifth-grade students from the East Goshen Elementary School visited residents at the Bellingham Retirement Community last week.
Students played games and shared stories with the retirement community’s residents.