For twin sisters Macenzie and Micaela Farris, juniors at Grangeville High School, GHR has been a way of life.
Both the girls’ grandma, Ellen Aiken, and mom, Amy Farris, work at GHR. In addition, their Grandma June lives there.
“We started volunteering there when we were little,” Micaela said. “Yes – it’s honestly been ever since I can remember,” Macenzie added.
Macenzie said her favorite part of being at GHR is seeing the residents smile. “They are not just like any other people – they are like family,” she said. Micaela agreed.
“My favorite thing is helping the residents, in addition to learning new things,” she said.
They did began a new chapter June 1 as they became employees, working on the floor as aides.
Throughout the years they have painted fingernails, danced, sang and given treats to residents. Now, they help with vitals and cleaning, as well.
Following high school, Macenzie wants to go into the radiology field, but also plans to continue rodeoing. Mi-caela would like to go into physical therapy or sports medicine.
Both girls have been active in high school rodeo, volleyball, basketball and softball as well as rodeo royalty and Triple Bar Drill Team.