Seniors and Scenery

  • Location
    Clemson, South Carolina
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

*People have used local trails during COVID as a way to be outside and yet socially isolate and the trails need cleaning/maintaining *Local nursing homes have not had visitors in 1.5 years and residents are feeling lonely and some are depressed.

Our Plan

The members who are 'outdoorsy' will do a trail cleanup at the Botanical gardens. During COVID, people used these trails as a way to get outside and still isolate and they need to be cleaned up. The other group will paint pots and plant flowers in the pots and design window decorations for delivery to a local nursing home.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

Great!!! The teens split up into 2 group cleaned up the trails and one group made items for the local nursing home.

Through this project I/we learned:

About keeping trails litter free and open to the public. That everyone can make a difference to lonely people.

What I/we might change:

More directions for the indoor crew. Some of the projects needed touch up. :)

My/our favorite part of this project was:

They loved it and learned how important it is to give back

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Letting the teens pick which project they wanted was key.

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