By Kyle Garmes
The Beverly Review
Morgan Park Academy (MPA) students are combining new-age technology with old-fashioned entertainment to provide senior citizens with smiles and laughter.
As part of a radio/podcasting class, MPA students are teaming up with Make Grandma Smile, a Chicago therapy and technology organization, to create an old-fashioned radio show that will be sent to senior citizens around the city who are in assisted-living homes. Those seniors are also producing similar shows to be sent to MPA students.
The final performances are scheduled to be completed by mid-April, and MPA sophomore Kaleb Bandele is looking forward to their debut.
“It feels good to give back to seniors, especially during COVID,” Bandele said. “They might not be able to see relatives. So, it’s nice to give them something, some form of entertainment.”