Merton Williams Middle School in Hilton recently hosted its annual Grandfriends Breakfast in the cafeteria for interested senior citizens in the district.
Food was provided by Hilton Central School District Food Service and served by student ambassadors, student council members and National Junior Honor Society members. Grandfriends enjoyed displays of student work and music by the school’s performing groups.
“We do whatever we can to support our grandkids,” said Sherry Schaus, who traveled from Clarence with her husband, Ed, to visit their grandson Will Green, a seventh-grader. “It’s wonderful to have a touch point of involvement that includes us in school events.”
The couple enjoyed Lunch with a Loved One with their other three grandchildren later that day.
The Grandfriends Breakfast coincides with Older Americans Month. Each May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2018 theme, “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizes that people are never too old — or young — to take part in activities that can enrich their physical, mental and emotional well-being. It celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in their communities.