MARYSVILLE — The residents of the Marysville Care Center recently got an opportunity to exercise their creativity, thanks to a group of Everett Community College students with a flair for the artistic.
“It’s fun when our seniors can share activities like this with the younger members of our population,” said Heather Hartman, activity assistant manager for the Marysville Care Center, as the EvCC Small Group Communications students treated the residents to “Senior Craft Day” on Friday, May 17. “We’ve had community groups come here before, as well as preschool and homeschooled groups, but I think this is one of our first college classes.”
The afternoon’s project was the same for all the seniors — painting and affixing foam stickers to small wooden picture frames, however they wished — but they each added their own spin to it.
Joan Banfield did a diligent job of painting her frame green, since she plans to present it to her daughter, while Donna Groat was all smiles and already considering auctioning her purple picture frame “to see who wants it.”
“I might give mine away,” said Nan Stone, who nonetheless delighted in painting her picture frame a bright canary yellow and adding silvery sparkles to it. “I haven’t done anything like this in ages.”
Tiffany Anderson, one of the EvCC Small Group Communications students, chatted with Jean Glab, who decided to blend yellow and green together on her frame.
“Doing crafts is fun,” Glab said. “Dong it with other people is even better. I like hanging out with people. I like talking with these kids about their classes.”
Gabrielle White of the Elderly League explained that she and her fellow EvCC Small Group Communications students who stopped by the Marysville Care Center hope to enrich the lives of the elderly through such activities.
White extended a special thanks to Michael’s Arts & Crafts of Marysville, for supplying the materials needed to make this event possible.