As one of many of NSUCOM's community outreach programs, Senior Soiree is a program that specifically involves working with the elderly population. A group of 5-6 medical students travels to a local long-term care facilities and spend a couple hours performing a variety of activities. These activities include but are not limited to: discussing current events, reading/telling stories, playing games, solving puzzles, or simply providing company to the seniors and/or families. Some activities are one-on-one while others require group participation.
In the future, we hope to start a pen-pal activity where some of our medical students can serve as 'buddies' to a specific senior and write letters back and forth. Senior Soiree takes place about once to twice a month during the school year at various long-term care facilities in the area.
To learn more about this activity or to have Senior Soiree visit your long-term care facility, please contact our program chairs: