Youth visitors at senior living community in Los Angeles
Garden of Palms is fortunate to have so many schools nearby in Los Angeles that come by on a regular basis to visit our residents. From the kindergarteners that come in the morning to join our exercising with us, to the youth groups that fulfill their need to be exposed to people from the “Greatest Generation”. We receive many individuals and groups that come to shine some light on the daily lives of our residents. This is a high point for everyone involved, and having visitors adds a liveliness to the community and fits right in with our theme of creating an active and vibrant senior living community.
One of our favorite visitors is a very special group of young ladies from a local girl’s junior high school named Yeshiva Rav Isacsohn Academy in Los Angeles. Their outreach program, which is named in Hebrew “Chasdei Avigail” in honor of the life and achievements of Mrs. Avigail Rechnitz, is designed to do good deeds and that is just what they do for our senior community. They come to bake traditional “Challah” on Fridays and have recently worked with our residents in our memory care neighborhood we call “The Gardens”, to create two raised gardens on our beautiful terrace. This garden reminded our residents of past experiences as they prepared the soil and plants the flowers and herbs. Our residents and the students were interested and engaged as they worked together. To see the respect that our residents are being treated with, and the genuine smiles on all their faces, lets us all realize that the future care of our loved ones are in capable and loving hands in this generation and here at Garden of Palms.