Submitted by Heritage Living
On Wednesday, October 29, Orchard Grove Assisted Living will host a free trick-or-treating event that is open to children 12 and under, who are accompanied by a parent. The costumed-children are invited to walk through each of the three assisted-living houses to trick-or-treat with Orchard Grove residents from 6 to 7 p.m. Orchard Grove is located at 2000 Southwestern Drive in West Ellicott, New York.
The purpose of this event is to provide intergenerational connections to our community. Heritage Ministries has a history of being a strong advocate for intergenerational activities. The organization understands how important these connections are for the entire community. According to the ROS Therapy Systems, “Intergenerational activities are important for both seniors and their younger counterparts. Seniors gain valuable connections to the younger population which energizes and renews. The younger population can gain important insight and context from seniors. Not only is it fun to chat and listen to stories, youths can gain perspective on life issues that would be missed if it weren’t for this important connection.”
Orchard Grove is a Heritage Ministries assisted-living community. Heritage Ministries is a non-profit, human-service organization that serves the western New York region and employs nearly 800 employees. Independent- and assisted-living residences for seniors are located at Heritage Village Retirement Campus in Gerry and at The Woodlands on Southwestern Drive in West Ellicott. Rehabilitation and skilled-nursing services are provided at Heritage Village in Gerry, Heritage Park in Jamestown, and Heritage Green in Greenhurst. For more information about Heritage Ministries, please call (716) 763-5608, visit at www.heritage1886.org, or LIKE Heritage at facebook.com/HeritageMinistries.