By Abby Davis, Urban Mitzvah Corps New Jersey 2018 Participant
Working at Regency Heritage Nursing this week has been an honor. Before walking into the facility I was very nervous about working with the elderly. It exceeded my expectations with how amazing the staff and residents are. Each day we start with transporting the residents to morning exercise where both volunteers and residents work out their legs or arms. It is amazing how focused and determined each resident is in trying their hardest during the exercising. After our break for lunch, there is usually an activity for us volunteers and residents to connect. My favorite activities last week were playing Uno, singing karaoke, and painting nails. I also enjoy just talking with the residents and I am able to talk about all different topics. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I hope in the future I can do this type of work again.