The Village at Unity Supports the School of the Arts

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The Village at Unity independent livingassisted living, and memory care community is proud of our recent partnership with The School of the Arts. Read more about how The Village at Unity is developing lasting and meaningful relationships with the students and teachers at The School of the Arts.

The Village at Unity plays an integral role in the larger Rochester community and values the opportunity to develop relationships with our larger global family. We recently jumped at the opportunity to develop a partnership with one of the most progressive schools in the state, The School of the Arts (SOTA). Boasting a 99% graduation rate and 100% college placement, SOTA has engaged, creative, and fun students!

More than just making a financial contribution, The Village at Unity is developing meaningful and lasting intergenerational relationships with the school. From creative writing and drama to a band and chorus, our residents have performed for the students, the students have performed for us, and they have all performed together. We also had student photography on display at our community and students took photos of our residents and their families with Santa over the holidays.

At each performance, lecture, or show, the Village provided meals for the residents and students. Breaking bread together brought residents and students closer together and, with 70% of the students living in poverty this meal was more than food – it showed them how much we care about their well-being.

We asked SOTA how they would use the money and their answer came quickly; ballet shoes for those who cannot afford them, instrument repair, and lighting and supplies that the school district cannot fund.

The Village is proud to be the “adoptive parent” for the school of the arts and will continue the relationship into the 2019-2020 school year with many more events and even more importantly more friendships to be made.

We would love for you to stop by and learn more about our role in the Rochester community! The Village at Unity – local roots, national experience, and choices like no other. 

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