FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's basketball team gave back to the community and spread some holiday cheer Monday night to residents of The Peaks Senior Living Community. The team returned to The Peaks for the second consecutive year and spent their evening singing Christmas tunes and interacting with the residents that brought smiles to the faces of all.
"It makes me feel good to do something for the community," said senior Amanda Frost. "For people who might not be able to get out much, to see their faces and their reactions to us singing was the best feeling."
The student-athletes and coaches sang and took requests for The Peaks' residents for nearly an hour and passed out cookies during their performance. The residents danced to the Lumberjacks' tunes and the team went around the room to speak with and pass on the season's greetings with everyone.
The Christmas caroling was just the latest example of NAU student-athletes giving back and integrating themselves throughout the Flagstaff community.
"It means a lot that we could come out," said junior Raven Anderson. "We like to make people's faces light up and it was an enjoyable experience to help bring back the memory of Christmas time for them."
Nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, The Peaks Senior Living Community is a unique not-for-profit partnership formed by Northern Arizona Healthcare and Intergenerational Living & Health Care and was built on the campus of the Museum of Northern Arizona. It offers the full continuum of care and services including independent living, assisted living and the Pearl Garden Memory care.