Good Deed: Bell-ringing seniors are pulling heartstrings

Never underestimate the talent of senior citizens. Making an impact in the lives of residents over the age of 65, Let Seniors Ring provides entertainment and opportunity to participate with bells and music. Bell-ringing as an activity in retirement communities is making a big difference for many people.

Launched three years ago, Let Seniors Ring is growing. With weekly visits to several retirement communities, with bells, music and color-coded cards, senior citizens are ringing bells for fun.

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove Retirement Community has taken this program to another level. Let Seniors Ring books this group for community performances. The Garden Plaza "Garden Bells" give 30-minute performances to their audiences. Songs like "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," "You're a Grand Old Flag" and more are played with passion and purpose.

Cathy Gretlein