Intergenerational Friendships (Westwood Commons)

December 20, 2017 (North Chili, NY) ─ Students at Roberts Wesleyan College brought holiday cheer during a recent visit to Westwood Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Chili. In Jesus’ Name, a student ministry which started at Roberts Wesleyan in 2007, has been visiting seniors at Westwood Commons for several years now. Most recently, they came to count their blessings and share small gifts with residents in honor of Thanksgiving.

Students at Roberts Wesleyan College visiting with Westwood Commons residents

In Jesus’ Name celebrated National Pi Day with Westwood Commons last March by bringing half a dozen pies and playing games after eating together, and have also hosted a tea time with the residents.

“Our students have developed life-changing relationships with many of the visitors to Rochester Family Mission (RFM), and have decidedly been changed themselves because of this opportunity to serve,” said Roberts Wesleyan Tutor Coordinator/Administrative Assistant Lee Ann Dunn.

Pictured clockwise above are Westwood Commons resident Eleanor Burlingame with Roberts Wesleyan Student Laurel Green; resident Joyce Vembre, Roberts Wesleyan Tutor Coordinator/Administrative Assistant Lee Ann Dunn, and residents Judy Kinch and Ruth Willis; students Ian Macdonald, Kayla Richardson, Laurel Green, Trevor Owens and Paul Nichols with residents Joyce Vembre and Eugene Dunn, and Ian Macdonald with Westwood Commons resident Betty Spencer.

For more information about Westwood Commons, please contact Administrator Stacie Major at (585) 293-2060, at smajor@depaul.org or visit us on Facebook.