New Vision Health Care Exploration students at North Franklin Educational Center in Malone coordinated and executed a holiday cheer drive.
The target of their cheer was residents of the Alice Center. Visitors to the nursing home have been extremely limited due to pandemic concerns, and residents can grow isolated and lonely without regular contact with the outside world.
The eight students in the class collected piles of books, puzzles, beauty products, games and more to help keep Alice Center residents busy and engaged.
Only two students were allowed in the building due to COVID-19 guidelines. Megan Ashley and Jordyn Holbrook helped carry the stacks of presents in to the
The class is Kaylei Aguirre, Megan Ashley, Faith Delosh, Savannah Durant, Jordyn Holbrook, Caydan Lauzon, Ryleigh McCauley and Alexis Monette.
New Vision Health Care Exploration is one of a range of career-focused programs offered by Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES. The program is offered at NFEC in Malone, where students work closely with people from Alice Hyde Medical Center for real-world health care experience, as well as at Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake, where FEH BOCES has a close relationship with Adirondack Health.