Below are excerpts from an email sent by a staff member of the Bethlehem YMCA regarding The 1742 Experience.
"This week we are blessed to have 10 new freshmen from Moravian who are part of the 1742 Project- a week of community service before the rest of the freshmen arrive. This morning they arrived early, set up the lounge in a cozy fashion, fixed bagels, fruit, coffee, juice, etc."
"They attended an hour long SilverSneaker exercise class with our seniors and joined with them for a brunch. They all mingled, hung out, talked and shared."
"These last two hours they have been playing with the kindergarten class- all 30 of them! They led a dance party with the kids and had a ball."
"There were smiles all around all day. The seniors loved them and the 5 year olds loved
them. They. Were. Wonderful!! Great kids. They are welcome back any time. Lots of bonding with 90 year olds and 5 year olds!"
And the connections from Moravian College abound...
"I saw a 90 year old Moravian grad sharing a bagel and fruit and giving a hug to a brand new freshman!"