The Seniors and Youth Networking Communities (SYNC) program is once again bringing local youth and seniors together.
The SYNC program allows students to travel to seniors homes and spend time with the residents. SouthPointe School, James Mowat Elementary and Fort Christian are involved, along with Southfort Bend Gardens and Dr. Turner Lodge.
Some of the seniors, like Judith Christie, have been around since the program started five years ago. After living on a farm in Gibbons for over 80 years, she admits to enjoying the company and companionship. Christie has been partnered with several children in the program.
"They've all been very special, each one. Each one has a thing of their own. Some are very talented, some talk like crazy, like me, some are just very likeable children. Most of them are."
Some of the activities they have done include making hand prints, decorating jars and painting pumpkins.
"It's just been very enjoyable to be able to take part with the different activities and be involved with young people. I think it's a great thing," added Christie.
Christie, who just turned 90 on Thursday (Sept. 20), said she wants to continue participating in the program as long as she can. Her goal being to spend time with the students for at least another ten years.
The SYNC program recently received a donation of just over $3,200 from Station Square Co-op.