At-Risk Teens, Senior Citizens Make Get-Well Cards Together

At 95-years-young, Carol Bucey is flanked by teens Michael Orozco and Louis Ramos Wednesday afternoon. The at-risk teens are part of a group of volunteers who regularly visit with elders in our area and work collaboratively on several projects. –Photos by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News


At-risk teenagers and senior citizens work together to make get-well cards for hospitalized elders at 2 p.m., April 5 at Brookdale Monrovia, 201 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia. The youth are participants in Boys Republic, a non-profit day program in Monrovia that seeks to help adolescents facing difficulties achieve their maximum potential. The seniors reside at Brookdale Monrovia, an assisted living community.

The activity is part of a recently-launched program of monthly projects involving the teens and Brookdale Monrovia’s residents. Organizers say they believe the youth will benefit from the seniors’ wisdom and by getting to know them as positive role models; Brookdale Monrovia’s residents will gain a better understanding of what it’s like to grow up in today’s world. It’s also hoped enduring friendships will develop from the program.

Brookdale Monrovia is operated by Brookdale.

April 10, 2017

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