Students from MAST@ HomesteadÂ brought holidayÂ to Signature HealthCare ofÂ Brookwood Gardens this pastÂ Monday.
MAST langnage teacher NorrisÂ Tamayo, along with her GermanÂ and Spanish classes coordinatedÂ the visit to Brookwood GardensÂ in which many of the school’sÂ students’ participated in.
Along with the language classesÂ at MAST, two groups – Sister toÂ Sister and Brother to Brother -Â participated.
Students dawned reindeer antlerÂ headbands and holiday attire asÂ they passed out cookies, juiceÂ and holiday candy. Students alsoÂ sang Christmas Carols to the residentsÂ of Brookwood Gardens inÂ English, Spanish and German.
“This is such a treat for theseÂ kids to come out and visit withÂ us,” said Earl Robins0n, a resident at Brookwood. “It is great toÂ see these kids making a differenceÂ and taking the time out toÂ spread the holiday cheer.”
For many of the students, theÂ experience touched many differentÂ emotions.
Groups of students took theÂ time to speak to many of the residents about their lives, pastÂ experiences and were givenÂ sound advice by the residents.
“I wasn’t expecting to be soÂ touched by the whole experience,” said Karla Quinones. “ItÂ was an eye opener for meÂ because I live with my grandparents. I would like to be able toÂ come back and volunteer here.”