Youth join seniors with dementia in celebrating 'Unplugged Summer'

  • Community House Campers Isabella Vendor, left, and Isabelle Head, center, enjoy old-fashioned summer fun with Harvester Place resident Karen Giannotta.

    Community House Campers Isabella Vendor, left, and Isabelle Head, center, enjoy old-fashioned summer fun with Harvester Place resident Karen Giannotta. Courtesy of Harvester Place

 
 
Updated 7/27/2022 8:56 PM

With summer in full swing, a group of campers and seniors with dementia took part in a cherished summer tradition.

They celebrated the dog days of summer with an old-fashioned car wash and games at Harvester Place, an Anthem Memory Care community located at 150 S. Frontage Road in Burr Ridge.

 

The youth are participants in the Community House, a nonprofit organization that offers community recreation and social service to people of all ages.

"Many of our residents spent their childhood summers playing outdoor games," said Danyanique Hughes, life engagement director for Harvester Place. "This was a chance for our seniors to show today's kids how to have an old-fashioned and unplugged summer. We hope new friendships will result from their time together."

About Anthem Memory Care

Anthem's core purpose is to protect, engage, and love people living with memory loss and is committed to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Ore., operates and develops memory care communities in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah and Washington. The company's website is AnthemMemoryCare.com.

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