Project forms unexpected bonds between students, nursing home residents

Wisconsin State Journal: A special project to show the power of human connections through the arts brought together St. Mary’s Care Center residents and students ages 18 to 21 in Verona High School’s functional vocational program.

The idea was to have the two groups, often marginalized in society, work together on a one-act play that looks at loneliness and connections.

At the same time, the project would provide an outlet for creativity and help form relationships between the participants from the skilled-care nursing facility and the high school program that teaches job and life skills to graduates with developmental disabilities.

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