Sixth-graders Make a Veteran’s Day Visit to Seniors Who Served Their Country

11/10/2011
COLUMBUS, OHIO - Veteran's Day 2011 will certainly be memorable for a group of sixth-graders from Columbus Jewish Day School (CJDS), as well as for 11 residents of Wexner Heritage Village's independent and assisted living residence, Creekside at the Village. Today is the day the students and seniors will learn from each other as part of a collaborative project that brings together this inter-generational group.
 

For Immediate Release

November 10, 2011

Media Contact:
Will Schuck, Media Relations
                                     Wexner Heritage Village
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                                     wschuck@whv.org
 

 Sixth-graders Make a Veteran’s Day Visit to Seniors Who Served Their Country

As part of a project to encourage inter-generational learning, five students from Columbus Jewish Day School will meet and interview veterans living at Creekside at the Village

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Veteran's Day 2011 will certainly be memorable for a group of sixth-graders from Columbus Jewish Day School (CJDS), as well as for 11 residents of Wexner Heritage Village's independent and assisted living residence, Creekside at the Village. Today is the day the students and seniors will learn from each other as part of a collaborative project that brings together this inter-generational group.

The students will visit today, Veteran's Day, at Creekside at the Village, 2200 Welcome Place, Columbus, in the Buckeye Room, from 10 to 11 a.m.

CJDS Dean of Students Gina Freeman, Ph., D., is providing this opportunity for her students to both talk with the veterans and to learn of their personal military experiences through memorabilia and photos that the veterans share with the students. Among the veterans visiting with the students are:
  • Herb Brownstein, Air Corp, U.S. Army, age 91;
  • Harold Fogel, Air Corp, U.S. Army, age 89;
  • Lou Keil, U.S. Navy, age 84;
  • Martin Kopp, Infantry, U.S. Army, age 95;
  • Saul Sokol, Signal Corp, U.S. Army, age 91; and
  • Robert Woods, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, age 85

The CJDS students plan to videotape their visit and create presentations based on what they learn.

The students will visit on Veteran's Day, Friday, Nov. 11, at Creekside at the Village, 2200 Welcome Place, Columbus, in the Buckeye Room, from 10 to 11 a.m.

ABOUT CREEKSIDE AT THE VILLAGE: Creekside at the Village is an independent and assisted living residence with a program based on individualized needs, to ensure the highest quality of life. Members maintain their independence with the knowledge that personal care and support are available if needed.

ABOUT WEXNER HERITAGE VILLAGE:
Wexner Heritage Village is a non-profit provider of health, housing, and supportive services designed to promote healthy living for aging and disabled individuals on our campus and in the 1151 College Ave. ● Columbus, Ohio 43209 ● 614-231-4900 ● whv.org
community. In life-affirming Jewish culture, our extensive family of services enhances the lives of more than 500 people each day. For details, call 614-231-4900 or visit www.whv.org.
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