Cambridge Right to Life is pleased to announce the launching of our Caring Hearts Sharing Hearts Project. In partnership with the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate, we are inviting teachers and students in Grades 4-7 to visit the elderly at the Marian Residence Retirement Home.
We know that 43% of seniors rarely have visitors and spend their days alone. Research indicates that this can lead to depression, mental and physical decline.
Developing stronger connections between generations can have tremendous benefits for young and old. Both can find wisdom and inspiration in each other.
In preparation for school visits, Cambridge Right to Life provides each classroom with the book, A Little Something by Susan V. Bosak. This is a heartwarming story of a young girl who visits her grandmother. Each visit ends with the grandmother’s familiar words, “I want to give you a little something…”. Then she gives her granddaughter a small keepsake. As the years pass, the grown granddaughter comes to understand the significance of all the things she has received from her grandmother, including the last gift of a special cedar chest. It becomes clear that the most precious gift of all is the gift of love.
This story helps to foster an appreciation toward older people and through time spent with them, students can discover that every life has value and dignity.
It is our hope to bring the Caring Hearts Sharing Hearts Project to all senior homes in Cambridge.
Please share this information with your children’s or grandchildren’s schools and if you have a loved one in a senior’s home, let them know about this project too. Please help us teach lifelong values in shaping a generation to view every human person, irrespective of their age, physical ability, or vulnerability.
What skills can Students Learn & Develop?
The Caring Hearts Sharing Hearts project is an effective way to engage students and help them develop key skills and competencies such as:
- Team work
- Project management
- Confront stereotypes
- Develop a pro-life ethic
- Participate in a corporal act of mercy
- Create a positive memory
- Build self esteem
Click here to see our promotional brochure explaining how a school visit can be arranged.
Contact us to arrange a class visit.