Students from Sullivan Heights Secondary with seniors at PICS Assisted Living.

Students pay respects to seniors

Sullivan Heights students visit, give presents to seniors at PICS Assisted Living.

  • Dec. 14, 2016 6:00 a.m.

In a bid to give back to the community, students from Sullivan Heights Secondary recently visited seniors at the PICS Assisted Living facility, spending time with them, listening to their stories and presenting them with gifts.

The Grades 11 and 12 students were accompanied by their teacher Rina Chawla, who organized the visit with the help of Dr. Raminder Kang, manager the PICS Settlement Program, Inderjeet Hundal, administrator, PICS Seniors Programs and Rajeev Mohindru, director of Care at PICS Assisted Living and Raj Puri, principal of Sullivan Heights Secondary.

Students presented the seniors with carefully packed gifts which were bought with contributions from their own personal allowance.

“I commend the students of Sullivan Heights Secondary School for taking time out to be with our seniors,” said PICS CEO Charan Gill. “Visits like these increase the interaction between the older and younger generations and as a result they are able to better understand each other.”

The students were briefed about levels of senior care and programs available to help seniors and were given a tour of the facility as well.

“I am very happy that this attempt by students to give back to the community has been successful. I hope the students at Sullivan Heights Secondary make this an annual feature,” said Chawla.

Students said they were touched by the warmth with which they were received and happy that they were able to bring smiles on the faces of the seniors.

More photos below.

Just Posted

Guns, crossbows, ammo seized in raid on Langley home

Weapons also included stun guns and replica firearms

Surrey unanimously nixes move to allow more liquor stores after strong opposition

Amid a cannabis shop ban in the city, Surrey councillors had questioned proposed zoning changes

Trudeau has won the most seats — but not a majority. What happens next?

Trudeau will have to deal with some of the implications of Monday’s result

LIVE MAP: Results in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Polls are now closed across the country

Owner of now-closed South Surrey seafood store pleads guilty to illegally importing fish into U.S.

‘We would not put customer health and safety at risk’: Seven Seas Fish

In the news: Liberals eke out a win, but will need NDP, Green support to pass bills

Conservatives say they are ready if Trudeau should falter

‘Issue-by-issue parliament’: Expert says Liberals need to placate NDP to be effective

Scandals, social issues, racism defined 2019 federal election, SFU prof says

Misconduct investigations spike by 65% across B.C.’s municipal police forces: report

Reports overall up 15 per cent while complaints made by public down seven per cent

Homicide team investigates death of man in his 20s in Chilliwack

Male in his 20s not expected to survive his injuries

‘Wexit’ talk percolates day after Liberals returned to power with minority

An online petition is calling for a western alliance and Alberta to separate

Vancouver artist casts bronze ‘replacement’ egg for defaced Dali sculpture

Artist Richard Forbes installed the new egg after the original was stolen

Federal election saw 66% of registered voters hit the polls across Canada

Roughly 18 million people cast their ballots, voting in a Liberal minority government

‘Inconsistent’ message on climate change hurt Liberals at the polls: SFU prof

Trudeau government will have to make concessions to hold onto power

Alleged RCMP secret leaker must stay with B.C. parents while on bail

Cameron Ortis, 47, is charged with violating the Security of Information Act

Most Read