Testimonial: "They made my day and I am sure they brightened these residents' day."

Location : Cypresswood

"I wanted to let you know about my recent visit to Silverado on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

While visiting my mom, I witnessed Melody’s and Miko’s 12-year-old son interacting with the residents.

First, they tossed the football with the resident and retrieved it for him when he missed a catch. In my experience, one person always gets left out when three people play catch. This did not happen here. They talked to and listened to him and treated him like he was a friend and not a resident where their mothers are employed. Others may have saw a simple game of catch but I saw so much more.

The resident rested and then the trio shot some hoops. The resident was not able to actively participate shooting hoops but he stood by the basket so he felt included and it appeared the trio talked and shared some laughs.

I left the patio for a short time and when I came back the same young men were playing dominoes with another female resident on the patio.

These two young men treated the male resident and the other female resident with dignity and respect. The maturity level they exhibited far exceeds most 12-year-olds.

I’m sure these traits were learned and reinforced at home and I’m glad they are willing to spend their free time helping with the care of residents at Silverado. They made my day and I am sure they brightened these residents' day."

- A Silverado Family Member

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