For many Texoman’s family is their top priority.
That’s why when Michele Swanson isn’t spending time with her grand kids in Holliday, it’s not uncommon for her to be visiting her 98-year- old grandmother.
The visits and activities she provides make her grandmother’s days brighter and fuller.
“It keeps their minds, keep working and everything. They play games of bingo, they have gospel singers come in, they do art and crafts and they’ve just got to keep mobile and they’ve got to keep working their minds…on a daily basis,” said Michele Swanson.
So to keep those minds active and keep their bodies moving, she wanted to use the $300 from our Pay It Forward truck to provide more activities for the residents at Brookdale Assisted Living facility on Midwestern pkwy.
It’s money that the Brookdale programs coordinator Stephanie Veitenheimer said will be a huge help for their residents.
“We want them to be as social as possible and come out of their apartment. This is their home…we want them to interact as much as possible,” said the programs coordinator Stephanie Veitenheimer.
Plus, she said that interaction makes all the difference in the quality of life of the residents.
“I’ve been here almost eight years and I’ve seen all types of the elderly come through here. We have some that will just come out for a meal. We have some that interact in everything that I do. So I see the ones that interact a lot more are doing better,” said Veitenheimer.
She said they will use the money to take the residents on a special outing and dinner on the town.