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Girl Scouts earn Silver Award by helping seniors

Kidsday reporters Julianna Ramai, left, and Kaitlyn Brown

Kidsday reporters Julianna Ramai, left, and Kaitlyn Brown pose with Bristal resident Naomi Haarhaus. Photo Credit: Brown Family

We are doing community service at The Bristal assisted-living home in Lake Grove for our Silver Award for Girl Scouts. Our project matters because families who put their loved ones in a nursing home or assisted-living home should feel comfortable leaving them in an enjoyable environment. This project will help elders to not be lonely and have some fun while having a nonfamily member interacting with them and forming a friendship. The Silver Award will be sustainable by taking pictures of each resident performing an activity and placing the picture in a frame as a memorable token, as well as creating an online link for family members to view.

We are making a global connection by using a photo-friendly link that will allow families to view all pictures taken of their loved ones, and a scrapbook will be made and left at the assisted-living home.

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