MONMOUTH — In the dining room of Legacy Estates toddlers swung a wiffle ball bat striking milk carton pinatas created by Legacy residents.
“It’s hilarious they can hit them and they blow up,” Legacy resident Gloretta Hunter said.
Hunter spent three days building her pinata for Monmouth Head Start students. The pinata event was part of Supportive Living Week at Legacy Estates.
“We’re trying to inform the public about supportive living and what it is all about,” Legacy Estates director Shaila Hart said.
The facility will also have a fiesta, a Zumba presentation from the Warren County YMCA, and face painting from Monmouth College students.
As a reward for making pinatas, Head Start students gave Legacy residents flowers made out of popsicle sticks and paper.
Hunter said she enjoyed watching the children as they played with confetti and chased after candy. She was especially impressed with how hard some of the young girls swung.
Hart said it’s nice to bring the community to Legacy Estates.
“We’re trying to keep a very active lifestyle for seniors who live here,” Hart said. “They (seniors) still have as much independence as they need and require.”
We have been having so much fun this month at Legacy Estates! As well as making quite a mess! Our residents have been working diligently all week constructing their very own pinatas. It took a little bit of convincing to get some of the ladies to really dig in and get dirty but once they did, it was all fun after that! Also the Head Start Preschool are going to bring students from their bi-lingual classes over to the facility next Thursday to break them open. Everyone has had a great time and can not wait for the big day!