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Hillside Terrace Partners with Perfect Pair to Fight Loneliness

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Hillside Terrace partners with U of M students to fight loneliness during a pandemic.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - eTradeWire -- Perfect Pair helps U of M students establish strong ties with an older generation. Perfect Pair is an organization created by U-M students and alumni that fosters one-on-one connections between seniors at assisted living facilities and college students.

Bobbie Jean Gill, a resident at Hillside Terrace, has established a great connection with U of M student Lizzy Rueppel. Founded in summer 2020 by Emily Lerner, a U-M graduate, along with other students, the organization has fostered over 52 matches, about 100 college student volunteers and seven partner communities in Ann Arbor, Saline, Farmington and Northville.

Because of COVID-19, all the meetings were initially virtual. Now, many student-senior pairs have the opportunity to meet in person. This allowed relationships built over Zoom to flourish, with pairs able to do in-person activities like cooking or taking walks together, and share more pieces of their lives with one another.

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To learn more about the Perfect Pair Program click here. (https://impact.govrel.umich.edu/perfect-pair/)

If you're interested in getting involved in the program, there are many seniors at Hillside Terrace that would benefit from the program.

About Hillside Terrace: Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Hillside Terrace is a family-owned senior living community that focuses on life enrichment in a nurturing and independent setting that stimulates the mind, body, and spirit. They understand the difficulty residents can have when searching for the right facility for memory care in Ann Arbor, and have been in business long enough to understand both the big picture and the critical details.


Trey Litz

Source: Hillside Terrace
Filed Under: Health

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