Assemblyman Mark Johns (R,C-Webster) works alongside a creative pair of students from Jefferson Avenue Elementary School. The assemblyman and the kids talked about how their grandparents and other seniors helped build their communities.
“The students put great care into each valentine they make. I am always amazed by the capacity of our young ones to empathize with others and the joy they get from making others smile, especially our seniors,” said Johns. “They took the lesson to heart, thinking of all the ways that our area seniors have helped them throughout the years. I want to thank these students for the great time I had with them, and I look forward to many more in the future.”
Johns also noted that during the holiday or days meant to commemorate our loved ones, it can be especially difficult for seniors. While some senior citizens are quite active and blessed to be surrounded by family and loved ones, others are not. Assemblyman Johns will be delivering the Valentine’s Day greetings to the Maplewood Estates Senior Center in Fairport on Friday, February 10.