Seniors Get into Holiday Spirit at Meridian Gardens

Seniors Get into Holiday Spirit at Meridian Gardens
Volunteers gathered Monday evening for a night of family fun with seniors at the Meridian Garden to celebrate National Volunteer Day.

COLUMBUS – A local non-profit kickoff the holiday season by bringing joy to seniors.

National Family Volunteer Day is November 22nd and to begin the celebration Connect Columbus Volunteer Center gathered Monday evening at the Heritage at Meridian Gardens for a night of family fun.

“It’s really fun night for them here at Meridian,” shares Meridian Gardens Program Director Cindy Gasper “We try to do lots of fun, different things with the residents.”

Senior and volunteers had fun crafting Christmas decoration which will be on display at Connect Columbus Volunteer Center later in the week.

Children and parents sat together to give back to the community.

“I am building a Christmas ornament,” says five-year-old Baylee Zywiec.

The project is promoting youth to become volunteers in their communities.

“We have brought together some different generations here,” adds Connect Columbus Program Coordinator Denise Kollath. “We have the youth here, we have the residents at Meridian Gardens, and we are just going to have a lot of fun doing Christmas decorations.”

National Family Volunteer Day is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season, a celebration aimed at families working together supporting their communities.

Participants are able to take some of the craft made at the event home with them.