NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
December 17, 2014 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
THE GIVING SEASON
Chaparral students bring holiday carols to local seniors
DIAMOND BAR, CA—The Chaparral Middle School HUMANitarian Club is dedicated to providing service to others.
Since it began in 2007, members have been bringing joy to seniors during holiday visits at a nearby retirement home.
Students entertained residents at Brookdale Senior Living in Walnut (formally Emeritus) with Christmas carols on December 11.
The jolly group sang seven songs during the dinnertime performance.
“It was so touching to watch the seniors sing along with us. Many thanked the students as we were leaving,” said advisor and teacher Sherry Robertson.
Everyone’s favorite song was Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer!
A parent of one of the club members mentioned that she was told that Christmas carols are therapy for the seniors who struggle with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
The songs often help bring back memories of their past.
“All the students left with a sense of community, the holiday spirit, and the greatest gift of all - feeling proud of themselves for making others smile,” Robertson added.
Chaparral Middle School HUMANitarian Club members sang Christmas carols at Brookdale Senior Living on December 11. Shown with advisor Sherry Robertson. (7465)
Local seniors enjoyed Christmas carols performed by Chaparral students. (7466)