Throughout the year, groups of Holton and Landon Middle School students have participated in a unique community service program for Alzheimer’s patients called Sweet Readers. Inspired by a single relationship between a young granddaughter and her aging grandmother, Sweet Readers fosters connections between middle school kids and adults suffering from memory loss.
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Over the course of the first semester, 10 students from seventh and eighth grade traveled to the Kreeger Museum to discuss art and poetry with people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. The experience was made even more special through the gift of music, as the Holton students collaborated with their Sweet Reader friends to compose melodies inspired by the artwork they explored.
A new group of students returned to the Kreeger Museum this spring and were joined by NPR’s special correspondent Susan Stamberg. You can hear about their experience in today’s Morning Edition broadcast on NPR.