Middle School Campers and Seniors Connect at Catholic Charities Senior Housing
Middle school campers and senior citizens recently got together at Catholic Charities senior housing projects at Reister’s View and Reister’s Clearing in Glyndon, Maryland. The campers’ visit is an annual ritual for the Sacred Heart of Glyndon Summer Day Camp. Each year, a group of campers hikes over from the church (about 2 miles away) to spend the morning with the seniors. They hear presentations from the seniors, then play games together while the campers take turns providing free car and wheelchair washes.
Camper friends Mystee and Maddy found the seniors “fun and friendly,” with “interesting stories to tell.” The two friends also enjoy doing their service hours together and then going to another fun camp activity in the afternoon. The seniors had fun telling their stories and appreciated the car washes on a very hot day.
Catholic Charities senior housing community managers seek to involve their residents in activities in the surrounding communities. While the residents enjoy living independently, many of them live too far from their families to see them daily and value chances to get to know their neighbors in the building and in the adjoining neighborhood. As the Sacred Heart campers discovered, the seniors have interesting stories as well as valuable skills to share.
Reister’s View is one of the only Catholic Charities Senior Housing buildings to have openings at the present time, but the apartments go very quickly. All our properties welcome people of all faiths and Catholic Charities is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider. To see a list of all 22 Catholic Charities Senior Housing Communities, visit our website. On the website, you can also tour an apartment or learn how to apply and download an application packet. If you have any questions, please contact our main office at 443-798-3423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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