Friday, May 13, 2011
The event, a first for the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, offered a great day of fun for area senior citizens, including time with the professional recreation group Knucklebones, and valuable learning opportunities for students.
Drawing from several local councils on aging, 35 senior citizens participated in the fun-filled morning at the Brigham Athletic Field. Student volunteers—many friends of students in the class—also helped provide a great day for our campus guests. “The students seemed so mature to me,” said Marie Barry, a Beverly resident. Sharing a story about the work ethic of Gordon students quietly jumping in and out of a game when players were needed, Barry wrote a letter of thanks to Dr. Hothem. “You can be very proud of them.”