We like to give back here at The Fountains, and one of the many ways we do it is by helping people in our own community. Every month, our Assisted Living residents read to residents in The Gardens and Terrace, during our Literary Hour volunteer activity. We make sure there’s something for everyone to enjoy when we come – whether it’s Harlem Renaissance poetry, Bible verses or famous speeches – we read it all!
One of the best parts of the Literary Hour Volunteers program is when Assisted Living residents are able to visit old friends of theirs in the Memory Care areas. It’s beautiful to watch the resident’s faces light up the minute they recognize someone they know, followed by a hug and a hello. It goes to show that even the tiniest acts of kindness go a long way in making a difference in the lives they touch.
Pictured: Assisted Living resident, Juanita Richardson, reads to Christine McKay in the Terrace.