Above: From left to Right – Jake Hughes, Nate Hughes, Adam Hughes and Michael MacNulty
Two seniors from Carmel High School are making a difference in their community. Jake Hughes and Michael MacNulty were assigned a “Do Something Project” in their AP environmental science class, and decided they wanted to do something for memory support residents to enjoy at The Plaza at The Barrington of Carmel, the senior living community’s health care neighborhood.
Recently, the students planted trees at the community (1355 S. Guilford Rd.) because they both enjoy interacting with seniors and want to help sustain the environment. Each student had a grandparent live there and came to know some of the residents quite well.
“We really enjoy interacting with the residents,” said Jake Hughes. “We knew when we did this project that we wanted to have fun and give back at the same time. Going to The Barrington of Carmel was the perfect location for us to show how even the smallest things can make a difference. I hope the residents and their families enjoy the trees and plants and think about our precious environment as they admire them.”
The afternoon highlighted the importance of The Barrington’s Masterpiece Living® philosophy, which embraces a wellness-minded attitude and encourages learning at any age, focusing on an individual’s key development areas – physical, mental, social and spiritual.
“It’s such a treat to see young people pitching in at our senior living community,” said Susie Herrmann, Plaza sales director at The Barrington of Carmel. “The residents enjoyed having the two young men come by, and they did a good job planting the trees and teaching all of us about the environment.”