Daleville, VA. – Read Mountain Middle School students participating in The Legacy Project were hosted by The Glebe residents on Friday, December 14 on The Glebe campus in Daleville, VA.
Students and residents gathered for storytelling centered on Christmas traditions. After a break of hot cider and cookies, residents led students on a tour of The Glebe’s Community Center before students boarded the bus for the ride back to Read Mountain.
The Legacy Project, a collaboration between Read Mountain Middle School sixth-graders and residents at The Glebe, a continuing care retirement community in Daleville, Virginia, presents an opportunity for the students to practice oral and written communication through the sharing of story, i.e., life experience, and allows The Glebe residents to engage in meaningful, productive activity which has been proven to lead to better overall mental and physical health.
Their next meeting is scheduled for February, 2013, when residents and students will share games they enjoy. The Legacy Project continues through the academic year with at least one more face-to-face meeting between the RMMS students and Glebe residents, as well as regular correspondence.
For more information contact Susy Mason, Senior Program Coordinator
Submitted by Susan Mason, Senior Program Coordinator, The Glebe