2019 Rogers Scholar and Jackson City School student Micah Henson recently delivered a care package to patients at the Nim Henson Geriatric Center in Jackson. Henson collected puzzle books, coloring books, colored pencils, and cards and delivered them to the Center to help residents while they are dealing with the COVID 19 crisis.

“This project meant a lot to me as I was able to put some smiles on the residents’ faces,” Henson said. “During this challenging time, they have not been able to have any visitors from friends or family.  I wanted to do something to help them out. It was a great time to implement a service project that could hopefully give them some activities to take their minds off of a bad situation.  I am sure the residents appreciated these items much more than usual.”

“Our residents are missing their families very much and this will only help ease the burden,” said Deesta Howard, Director of Nursing at the Nim Henson Geriatric Center.

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.