September is nationally recognized as Senior Citizens Month.
Various activities are taking place all week long at the Muskingum County Center For Seniors including an art show for members to display their work.
"It’s an expression that they love to do and also it’s a time for socialization, support, some of the members in the group have experienced some serious illnesses like cancer," said Activity Director for the Senior Center Rosemary Scherfy.
Scherfy says they wanted to do an intergenerational activity as a segue with National Grandparents Day. One of the members created a design of grandparents to send out to all of the local elementary schools. The students were asked to customize the picture so it looked like their own grandparents. The center ended up receiving 600 submissions.
"We also recognize that aside from individual physical health, they have mental health and emotional health, and their whole families play into that and that includes grandchildren and children," said Executive Director of Emeritus at North Hills Dawn Huffman.
Sponsors helped donate prizes for the winners including a $25.00 gift card from Walmart, while second place will receive a $15.00 gift card. The winners from each grade will be selected on Friday.