MBU hosts 600+ senior adults

More than 600 senior adults gathered at MBU March 7 for the University's 14th Senior Adult Day.

In what has become a cherished Spartan tradition, MBU students treated more than 600 senior adults to a morning of entertainment March 7.

This year’s MBU Senior Adult Day marks the 14th consecutive time the University’s has hosted the signature community relations event.

“Having the opportunity to host such a special group of MBU friends is an absolute pleasure,” said Keith Ross, senior vice president for institutional advancement. “We often hear that the students involved in this event consider it to be a highlight of their time at MBU.”

The community relations event, which was sold out, aims at allowing MBU students, alumni, faculty and staff the opportunity to serve local seniors. Those in attendance were treated to a musical production and lunch.

The intergenerational day is one example of a host of ways MBU students serve the St. Louis community.

The show, “Songs You Know by Heart,” featured performances from MBU’s male ministry quartet “Closer,” St. Louis female quartet “Evidence Sings,” which is comprised of MBU alumnae, the MBU Ringers and various other students, staff and alumni. Even MBU’s President and first lady, Dr. and Mrs Alton Lacey, even made a cameo appearance.