Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club members are getting first-hand lessons on giving back within the community. Recently, Club members visited the Legacy Health & Rehabilitation center to hand out sweet treats and talk with residents and clients.
Members walked from room-to-room greeting residents and providing them snacks while having conversation.
“Pete Nance is really trying to help our younger youth understand the importance of giving back to the community and how small gestures, like a simple card or treat, can really brighten someone’s day,” Diedra Richbow, PNBGC Program Coordinator, shared. “Legacy Health & Rehabilitation offer rehabilitative therapy for both short-term stay and during long-term care. During this time many clients may not get to see their family members as much as they would like to so as a Club our youth want residents to know that their loved and thought about.”
For Club member Larra H. the experience is personal.
“When we visit the Center, I get to visit my grandmother and meet all of her friends,” she said. “I love being able to give back like this.”
Richbow adds for the youth this is an enriching experience.
“It’s great to see the clients of legacy smile and laugh as the kids perform for them,” she said. “The youth also learn so much during their visits and get to have great conversations with residents and clients. We look forward to going back soon for a nice game of bingo.”
To learn more about Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club visit, www.bgcncg.com/petenance or call 706-920-1400.