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Sunrise Seniors Relay Alongside Robinwood students

sunrise senior citizens visiting robinwood to participate in gym class

September 25 was  a fun and exciting morning at Robinwood Elementary School.   A group of seniors-two recently celebrating their 96th birthdays- went back to school to go to gym class.

They came from Sunrise Senior Living in Poland, and it was part of Sunrise’s Live With Action--Go 4 Life campaign.

“We operate 300 senior facilities across the country, and this is the one day of the year we have groups of seniors visiting schools in each of our 300 locations--all to do an activity with the students,” said Sunrise Coordinator Cathy George.  “Their faces just light up when they see the kids, and they love to be around them!”

But our Robinwood visitors didn’t just watch kindergartners and first graders as they ran around the gym---They participated in the relay, some with walkers and others using wheelchairs.   All the while, the kids were jumping and cheering them on. 

“I was excited when Sunrise called and asked if they could visit,” said gym teacher Jen Flores.  “Our students enjoyed it completely, and it’s never too early to learn that moving and having fun are good for everybody!”

96 year olds Helen and Evelyn get ready to start relay   students sharing snacks with Sunrise visitor


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