Music has a way of connecting people regardless of age or background. The Mount Paran Christian School baseball team discovered this connection when they traveled to Piedmont Church to participate in the Legacy Luncheon with 300 senior adults.
Walton Communities owns and manages apartments, some of which are designed specifically for adults 55 and up, called Legacy communities. Each year, Walton hosts the Legacy Luncheon, where seniors from all communities are invited. This year’s theme was “Senior Prom.”
The MPCS baseball team was treated to a luncheon catered by Moe’s before they came into the center to meet the seniors. Coach Kyle Reese said the boys were nervous during the drive from school, but he was amazed at how the teenagers took the initiative to start conversations with the seniors.
Angie Smith, who works for Walton Communities, echoed Coach Reese’s sentiments when she said, “It would be hard for me as an adult to go into a room where I did not know anyone, but those boys went right up to residents and were hospitable and comfortable.”
When the music began to play, the two generations enjoyed dancing and conversing. Smith’s son, Will, danced with his great-grandmother at the luncheon. Coach Reese said his players couldn’t stop talking about how “cool” the experience had been. The seniors said they enjoyed interacting with the teenagers as well.