Salem Center

Doddridge County High School Spreads Christmas Cheer

Students arrived at Genesis Healthcare in Salem for a Christmas party where they decorated cookies and little Christmas trees, and made special personalized stockings for each resident. Some of the students even became beauticians, as they styled hair for some lucky residents.


Organizers said the event not only gives students quality time with senior citizens, but also teaches them about career opportunities.


"For kids to see this population, and to see that they still have some life left in them, and it's important to provide them a wonderful experience at Christmas and during all of the year. We are so grateful to theses kids, and hopefully we've ignited a passion in some of them to pursue a career in healthcare," said Amanda Scott, the Director of Marketing and Admissions for Genesis Healthcare in Salem.


Some of the students even brought their pets to the party for the residents to enjoy.