CRANFORD, NJ - On Thursday, June 18, Cranford Junior Girl Scout Troop 40071 made their Bronze Award Presentation to the residents of Cranford Senior Housing. The program was called "Be Happy, Be Healthy, A Way for Juniors to Help Seniors." The goal was to have fun educating local seniors on three topics: healthy eating, which included delicious samples of healthy snacks like hummus, fruit kebobs and guacamole; a fun skit on keeping the mind sharp by exercising the brain, getting enough sleep and keeping up an active social life; and a presentation on the benefits of exercise which included a Chair Yoga class taught by Rachel Cavanna.
In addition to the presentations, the troop handed out recipe cards, a list of 10 Tips for keeping your mind fit and a sheet of yoga poses for the seniors to practice at home. In conclusion, everyone played Bingo for "healthy" prizes of word and number puzzle books, fresh flower arrangements from Flowers by Maggie and locally donated gift certificates from Back to Nature Health Foods and Alluem Yoga.
The juniors and seniors enjoyed the afternoon. Congratulations to Junior Troop 40071 for a job well done.