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SUNY Students Adopt Residents at Bishop’s Commons

OSWEGO –  SUNY Oswego students participating in the “Adopt-A-Grandparent” project have once again chosen Bishop’s Commons as a site to visit, make friends, and share experiences this spring semester.

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Pictured is Resident Mary Ann Ross working with a SUNY Student at a recent Wednesday afternoon visit.

The SUNY program is in its seventh year of visiting the enriched living residence, sharing crafts, playing games and participating in seasonal dances.

Every Wednesday throughout the semester, students visit in the afternoon for games of shuffle board, golf, cards, and crafts.

The group of students also have time to visit those residents who may not want to participate in the activities but still enjoy the company of the students.

After dinner in the early evening, another group of students visit the residence for bingo games and dances that are hosted each season by the activity staff.

“The students bring so much energy and enthusiasm to our activity programs,” noted Activities Assistant Peg LiVoti. “Especially our dances; both and seniors and students are learning new dance moves from each other.”

For more information about Bishop’s Commons or to find out how your community group can participate in activity program with residents at the Bishop’s Commons, contact Julie Chetney at (315) 349-0799 or email [email protected]