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Residents at The Landing at Collegeville are Encouraging Kindness This Holiday Season

SEATTLE, WA–Residents of The Landing at Collegeville are encouraging kindness this holiday season. It’s part of their Do Good Have Fun (#DoGoodHaveFun) campaign. The seniors came up with an idea for the monthly philanthropy group after watching a TEDx talk—their idea to choose a monthly theme for their campaign—and to do good while having fun.

Bark in the Park dog walking fundraiser netted $1,000 for Alzheimer’s Association.

For December the theme is 12 Random Acts of Kindness and the group is challenging the Collegeville community to participate. They are encouraging residents to celebrate kindness with them, creating awareness by posting photographs of their Random Act of Kindness on social media accounts and tagging the images with the hashtag #DoGoodHaveFun.

The Do Good Have Fun Committee has come up with their own 12 Random Acts of Kindness Bingo sheet for their Senior Living Community, which includes activities like “Write Something Nice on a Sticky Note and Post it On Someone’s Door,” “Share a Good Memory Over Happy Hour” and “Hang Out With Someone Who Just Moved In.”

“It makes us feel good to do something for someone else,” said Norma Cutler, Collegeville resident and co-chair of the Do Good Have Fun Committee. “We get help here and then we move it on forward.”

Fellow Collegeville Resident and co-chair, Theresa Mann said, “That’s why we want to spread Random Acts of Kindness this month so that others can feel what we feel every day at The Landing of Collegeville.”

Other monthly activities the Committee has held so far include:

  • October’s Bark in the Park, a dog walking fundraiser that netted $1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association
  • November’s help for the homeless, collecting plastic grocery bags and weaving plastic mats for the homeless.

About 15 residents are part of this group at The Landing at Collegeville, a Leisure Care personal care and memory care community where the average age is 84.