Peggy Matthew, right, talking with a high school student

Local high school students from Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, Missouri, visited residents from Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau on Nov. 7, 2018.


“The students can learn a lot from the residents,” said Andrea Smith, family and consumer sciences instructor for the Future Career and Community Leaders of America Club. “I feel like some residents don’t have a lot of people come see them, so I think it’s good for them, too. I think this is something that benefits everyone.”


Students helped residents make wreaths to hang on their doors and played games to win a prize for each resident. This is the first time that the students have visited the skilled nursing facility, and Smith considered it a success.

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