Local High School Senior Gives ‘Seniors’ Something to Sing About
October 02, 2016
On Thursday, October 1, 2015 the “Presby Singers”—a group of seniors from Spring Mill Presbyterian Village, a community of Presby’s Inspired Life, made their debut, under the direction of Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School Senior, Leah Schick.
The choir, the impetus of Schick, began a year ago when she came to Spring Mill’s activities director, Linda Suarez looking to donate her time and musical talents in service to helping seniors. For the last year, she has faithfully directed one hour practices, once a week.
The 19 member choir is composed of residents from Spring Mill’s independent living, personal care and dementia unit. “Leah is extremely self-motivated. Her passion for music and service shines through in the time she devotes to the residents,” said Linda Suarez, Spring Mill Presbyterian’s Activities Director. “The residents feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in what they are doing and that is inspiring for all of us here at Spring Mill.”
The performance by the “Presby Singers” welcomed team members and residents from the Spring Mill community, family members as well members of Presby’s Inspired Life senior leadership, including President & CEO, Judee Bavaria and Chief Operating Officer, Tama Carey. The performance, which included an array of show tunes and religious songs, took place in the main dining hall at Spring Mill.
About Spring Mill:
Having joined the Presby’s Inspired Life ministry in 1995, Spring Mill is conveniently located in Eastern Montgomery County, near Plymouth Meeting and Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. With independent living and personal care options available within 98 accommodations, residents are enabled to live an enhanced and worry-free quality of life. A memory support program is offered to those in need of such support so that they may maximize their independence in a safe environment for as long as possible.