Every day during the summer, a few dozen kids, from young children to teenagers, go to the Silverado Senior Living community in Kingswood, Texas to visit beaches, amusement parks, museums, and much more. Camp Silverado provides a great place for working parents to leave their youngsters during the day. Not only do kids and residents have a good time, they learn things, too.
"Spending time with the residents here has taught them important lessons about respect, love, and doing things for other people," said Michelle Gassiott, a community caregiver.
Chris Holland, the administrator of Silverado Senior Living, says that not only do the children benefit from the camp, the residents get to be connected with them and "experience the laughter, love and joy of kids every day."
Silverado Senior Living is an Alzheimer's care community with this very goal in mind.The camp is free to participants except for admission fees and two dollars for lunch and each member of the staff of is encouraged to bring their children each day.
The assisted living services of Silverado Senior Living are based in San Juan Capistrano, California and operate in thirty-four different locations.