As part of their task for a crucial final year project, a group of Social Work students of the University of Guyana yesterday endowed the Ivy Hall Home for Senior Citizens with a gesture of appreciation.
The project was kicked into motion previously with the students rendering themselves to serve the seniors for a single day in whatever way was requested.
The group, which comprises Shannon Christian, Shellon Purlett, Althea Tyndall, Natasha Dundas, Joy Gravesande and Subrina Persaud, had together dedicated a day to caring for the physical desires of the nine residents of the home.
“We were tasked, as a requirement for our project, to work with the elderly and we chose Ivy Hall Senior Citizens home. Working with them we found it very interesting. Some of the things that we were taught while there we never knew before,” said an elated Natasha Dundas yesterday as the group handed over the items.
“We learnt about the things senior citizens like and we enjoyed that a lot…” she added.
In addition to preparing breakfast and lunch, the group offered manicure and pedicure services as well as other measures of physical grooming to the seniors; an undertaking that did not go unappreciated.
However, it was while they were engaged in their interaction at the home the group recognised that there were some needs that the home had. Among the needs was that for new kitchen utensils and the refurbishment of a kitchen cupboard.
Having organised the way forward in meeting the obvious needs of the home, the group was able to solicit the support of Worrick Purlett, who at no cost to them (the group), refurbished the cupboard. The group procured all of the needed items to undertake the refurbishment as well as the needed kitchen utensils.
They officially handed over the items to Ms Debra Henry, the cook who gratefully accepted on behalf of matron of the home, Lorain Stephens. Sister Jean London also has responsibility for the Camp Street home, which has been in existence since the 1970s.
In addition to expressing gratitude to their lecturer, Ms Sandrine Harris, the group also underscored their appreciation for the support that was forthcoming from the management and residents of the Ivy Hall home.
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