Residents excited for upcoming event
November 8, 2017
It’s something the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center residents look forward to every year.
“It’s always full. We have people standing in the hallway even after we put out every chair we have,” Heidi Schuh, activities director and volunteer coordinator said.
Schuh was describing what it’s like during the Veterans program the center hosts annually.
Each year, members from the Monroe Intermediate School Choir visit the center and sing American-themed songs to the residents. Any time a group comes in to perform for them, it’s a big deal to the residents.
“A lot of times they think they are forgotten about, that could be further from the truth,” Schuh said about the residents.
This is a time for residents who are veterans to be recognized.
“They sacrificed a lot and should be,” Schuh said.
The program is an emotional one.
“I get teary eyed every year,” Schuh admitted. “We have many residents that really enjoy that, not just the vets.”
She said sometimes it’s even hard for them to know who the veterans are because most of them don’t want to talk about it.
They will just mention what branch they served with, how long they served and if they were in a war; and that’s about it.
“It’s just kind of what you did back then,” she said.
The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
The public is welcome to attend, but Schuh said she wanted residents to know that due to the popularity of this event they may have to stand.
On Saturday, CRRC employees are taking a few of its veterans to the Golden Hour Senior Center for lunch.