Hawaii at the Johnes Home

April 16, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Hawaii at the Johnes Home

Left to right: Raquel Nunes, a human services major from Mohegan Lake, NY, helps Johnes Home resident Elsie Marchitello during a game of bingo. Laura Garcia, a psychology major from New Milford, CT, gets ready for a game of bingo with Johnes Home resident Ellen Syndergaard. Diamond Taitt, a media studies major from Bronx, NY, checks Johnes Home resident Marceline Manpel’s bingo card.

Members of Mount Saint Mary College’s Aging United club, sponsored by the Center on Aging and Policy, hosted a Hawaiian luau-style Spring Fling for the elderly residents of the Johnes Home in Newburgh, NY. The intergenerational fun included bingo and island-style snacks. Aging United’s outreach is one of several aging-related events throughout the semester. More than 50 percent of Mount Saint Mary College students volunteer through service clubs or in the field as a requirement of coursework.