It was windy (surprise, surprise) near dusk on Sunday afternoon at Quality Care Assisted Living in Delta. Residents were each occupied with their own thoughts and pursuits.
Enter a neat appearing, courteous young man who introduced himself to resident, John, and said something like, “my name is…and we’ve come to meet you, visit, sing some songs, and learn to know you…”.
Ms Woods, the on duty caregiver, invited the group in, and a baker’s dozen young folk trooped in, a youth group from a local church.
Residents set aside their individual pursuits and came out to the common area where the young visitors introduced themselves individually to each resident.
The visitors formed a choir grouping and beautifully presented several songs a Capella with harmonized voices, finishing with Jingle Bells, and said goodnight.
It was a delightful, uplifting surprise and a most thoughtful and gracious visit. The visitors declined to be identified by name, only wanting it known that they care about others and about service to humanity.
It certainly deserves recognition that they took time from their own lives to plan, assemble, and execute a gesture designed only to make the day better for others.
Thank you, youth group, and please visit again soon!