On New Year's Eve, the Chiefs Community Caring Team, featuring the Chiefs Ambassadors, cheerleaders and KC Wolf visited the Don Bosco Senior Center.
"We serve about 160 people a day in our dining room, we also provide activities and transportation," Anne Miller, Senior Center Director, said." We are going on our 25th year of service. Beyond what we do at the center, we also provide meals, a program called Meals on Wheels, to our seniors who are homebound."
For more than 20 years, the Don Bosco Senior Center has been helping seniors ages 60 and over and adults with disabilities maintain independent living by providing meals, transportation, fellowship and activities that promote health, education and recreation. According to Mid-America Regional Council guidelines, the Don Bosco Senior Center is the largest, most comprehensive senior center in the Greater Kansas City area.
"This is the second annual New Year's celebration and the seniors love having the Chiefs here," Miller commented. "They've all been lifelong Chiefs fans so we invited the Chiefs to come out and spend time with them. It means so much to our seniors that the Chiefs Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, KC Wolf and Chiefs staff came to visit."
Kansas City Chiefs ambassadors and cheerleaders visit Bosco Senior Center on New Year Eve for a celebration
The group hosted a Chiefs-themed bingo game, complete with football themed prizes. The cheerleaders passed out party hats and noisemakers to celebrate the New Year. Just before noon, the group counted down from 10, ringing in the New Year just a few hours early.
"There's no better way to pay it forward than honoring our elders, so this is our way showing them that they aren't forgotten and we that we care about them," Duane Clemons, Chiefs Ambassador, noted. "It's a fun way to bring in the New Year and bring some joy to their day."