Senior Citizens are one of our greatest treasures and that is why the Meriwether Co Rotary Club has adopted our local nursing home residents at Christmas. The Club members personally hand deliver each resident at the 79-bed nursing home a Christmas stocking filled with personal care items.
Preceding Playing Santa for Seniors, club members and the Manchester Middle School Community Club members spend an afternoon preparing the stockings for delivery.
After playing Santa, Club members and Manchester Middle School students sing Christmas Carols with the residents. Singing together creates group cohesion. Group singing helps develop and maintain skills of listening and adjusting to others. Bonds are made in and around the music making process.
Next comes pizza time for the Rotary Club and the Middle School students. The Meriwether Co Rotary Club provides pizza and drinks for all of the member and the students. What a great opportunity to bond with the middle school students over pizza.