Thursday, February 29, 2024

Legacy Oaks seniors touched by kindness

Preschoolers deliver handmade cards


AZLE — The Little Hornets Preschoolers brought joy and smiles to the residents of Legacy Oaks of Azle, a senior living community, with unique handmade gifts. The children visited recently to personally deliver handmade cards to the residents and created a moment all will cherish.

The visit left a lasting impact on the residents of Legacy Oaks of Azle. Each card was a unique work of art, filled with warm greetings and heartwarming messages. The children's thoughtfulness touched the residents and showered them with hugs and words of appreciation.

"The joy on our residents’ faces was truly priceless," said Nichol Wesson, executive director at Legacy Oaks of Azle. "It was a beautiful reminder of the importance of intergenerational connections and the power of kindness. The visit from the Little Hornets Preschoolers brought so much happiness to our community."

The homemade cards added a personal touch to the interaction. The residents expressed gratitude for the thoughtful gesture, emphasizing the significance of fostering connections between different age groups.

Many studies have shown interactions between young children and the elderly to be beneficial to both groups and that people who held a positive view of aging often lived longer.

“Intergenerational programs with preschool children brought smiles and conversation to older adults,” a study by BMC Geriatrics concluded. “The intergenerational programs provide opportunities to fulfill basic human needs and reintegrate older adults into society. Further development of such beneficial programs is warranted.”

For more information about Legacy Oaks of Azle, visit its website at Legacy Oaks of Azle.