High school seniors brighten the day for senior citizens
Posted on 02/04/2019
Group photo of Freedom HS Seniors who participated in the Senior2Senior program

In its ninth year, the “Senior2Senior” program at Freedom High School brings high school seniors together with senior citizens in Prince William County for listening, learning, and fellowship. Freedom students in the group visit local assisted living facilities and senior centers, bringing gift baskets of toiletries and various other items, from mittens to glasses cases, to adult coloring books and word puzzles. In addition to necessities, students take time to consider contributing items that might bring a smile to an older person’s face.

A reception is hosted where the students serve lunch and cupcakes to the seniors they visit. Spending time to make sure their new friends feel important and cared for, the students bring cheer to the residents they visit.

High school librarian, Sharon Bussey, coordinates this annual event for the students and senior citizens who participate. “The students get the benefit of not only fulfilling their community service requirements, but also making new friends and learning from them,” explained Bussey.

Taking time to care for older members in our community is Positively PWCS.