Anthony Bowens, the manager from AMIkids Big Cypress, a residential treatment program where the boys stay for 6-9 months while they receive counseling for anger, drug abuse and behavioralissues, supervised the boys on their weekly trip to Bentley Village. “We have been coming here for years and it does as much for the boys as it does for the seniors. They love each other and both groups look forward to the visits every week.”
Dianna Frana is the activities coordinator for Bentley Village. The ongoing project is her baby. “You should see the resident’s faces light up when I announce that the boys are here. They get out of bed and come out of their rooms when the boys come over.”
The project has been going strong for many years and the boys work hard at the remote camp in the everglades for a chance to come out and work with the seniors.