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Lakeview and Heritage Assisted Living Residents Pay It Forward During Random Acts of Kindness

Posted: 11.19.19


Christi Losinski
Marketing Director, Ganton Senior Communities
14661 Helmer Road South
Battle Creek, MI  49015
(269)870-5537 cell

Lakeview and Heritage Assisted Living Residents Pay It Forward During Random Acts of Kindness

Residents from Lakeview and Heritage Assisted Living communities boarded a bus on Friday, November 15, 2019 to bless the Battle Creek community during their annual Random Acts of Kindness day.

At the request of the residents, donations were collected for the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and for CityLinc, a local organization that assists in placing children of all ages in foster care homes. Nearly ten boxes of goods were taken to these locations and were accepted by grateful representatives who were able to provide more information about how the donations would directly impact the people they serve.

Stops were also made at the local police station, Bronson Battle Creek and, in keeping with the theme of being ‘random’, to strangers the group passed in the street. While some were initially hesitant to climb the steps of the bus, the encounters always ended with laughter, hugs and sometimes tears as they were greeted with noise makers and smiling faces. They were each handed a candy bar or envelope of money. The residents also stopped for lunch at Clara’s and handed out gifts to fellow diners.

“We want to encourage people to spread kindness at every opportunity, but this annual trip that we make around Battle Creek each year is really a blessing to us,” said Dawn Dye, Life Enrichment Director. “These small, random gestures connect us to one another in a positive way and I think we could all do with a little more of that.”

These active residents are always going on excursions, but this event is always a favorite. “I don’t have any fun at all,” said Elaine Drikakis in jest as she blew on her noise maker and laughed with the rest of the group.

For more information regarding Lakeview and Heritage Assisted Livings or their upcoming events please call (269) 870-5537.


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