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BetterTogether Community Service PAL’s Final Gala


Thursday was the final gala event of a hidden gem of a program we have at FJA entitled BetterTogether Community Service PAL.

The program matched nine residents from Jewish Senior Living with nine students from FJA. The groups met weekly over the past semester.

At the gala the students expressed how much they have grown from this experience, making new friendships, and realizing that age is not a barrier to building relationships. They articulated the comfort they felt with their resident, and how these new friends provided such impactful life experience and advice. The residents expressed their heartfelt thanks to be included in this program and how impressed they were with all our students. After these moving speeches, everyone enjoyed a relaxed session of tea, coffee, and sandwiches where the conversation continued to flow freely.