Another group worked with Regency Pullman to “Adopt-a-Resident” through their assisted living program where students each partnered with one resident for the semester and also put on a “Senior Prom”. The students built lasting relationship with their residents through the Adopt-a-Resident program. For the prom, they had great attendance, got raffle prizes for the residents and even got some residents to dance who hadn’t danced in years. The students expressed that they “created a family” through this experience.
programs for the residents to engage in around the self-care topics topics of exercise, nutrition and meaningful activity. They did this by visiting the house on several different occasions and doing different activities with the residents such as going for a walk, making granola and painting bird houses.