Seniors send messages to graduating seniors in Brecksville

Assisted living seniors have life experience and good advice for the class of 2020.

Seniors send messages to graduating seniors in Brecksville
The residents at Jennings took to social media to share their wisdom with the 2020 seniors at Breckville. (Source: Jennings/Facebook)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -They are two groups who might be impacted the most by the COVID-19 pandemic; seniors living in assisted living facilities, and seniors in high school.

The staff at Jennings in Brecksville made the connection, and had some of its residents use a white board to write messages to the class of 2020 at Brecksville High School.

“One of the values at Jennings is community, having folks being connected to the community,” Lisa Brazytis said, chief marketing manager for Jennings.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the staff has found ways to make sure residents can be socially distant but still participate in activities like the messages to the class of 2020.

“They did have fun," Brazytis said. “Really much like every day, we’re keeping people connected. This was a way to connect the residents to the community.”

Some of the advice, posted on the Jennings Facebook page, is simple like, “Stay away from drugs,” and “Stay out of trouble,” and some is goal setting like, “Find a mate you have something in common with and spend your life with them.”

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