"It's really about trying to meet their needs before they were here," said activities director and volunteer coordinator Jim Kelly.
He said for those with active, independent lives before entering the home, they have a lax policy on leaving. As long as the resident signs out, they are allowed to leave the premises.
This is one of Langlais' favorite things about the residence according to Siniapkin's story.
"The residents and children worked well together," Kelly said.
The students presented their stories to the residents' family and friends during a reception Monday, May 5, at Schuyler Ridge.
Twenty-one residents and students participated in the program.
The idea for the program came from a high school volunteer who took notes about his visits with a resident; and compiled his notes to write a memoriam for the resident when he died, Kelly said.""