The Legacy Willow Bend was honored to welcome student members from BBYO (formerly B'nai B'rith Youth Organization, now BBYO, Inc.) who recently visited the senior living community for a unique intergenerational event, which that offered valuable interactions that positively impacted the lives of everyone involved. On Bennington Banner Thursday, 42 high school-aged students arrived at the community where they divided into groups and spent time with each lifestyle group within the community. The students and residents had the unique opportunity to come together and participate in various activities and projects while getting to know one another. For many of the community’s Jewish residents, this visit was a special opportunity to share traditions and memories that are meaningful to them and learn from others from different countries and backgrounds. The benefits of these special interactions were experienced by the residents and students, and left a lasting impact on everyone involved.
The students participating in the activities at The Legacy Willow Bend were in Dallas for BBYO’s annual International Convention. BBYO's pluralistic movement of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers and philanthropists serve as the Jewish community’s most valuable platform for delivering to the post- Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience fun as well as meaningful and affordable experiences that inspire a lasting connection to the Jewish people. BBYO encourages Jewish teens to find meaning in Judaism and to develop their own Jewish identities.