Creating a Caring Community

The Neighbors Program is new at Sunnyside with a vision that encourages established residents to connect with new residents by sharing community information and creating friendships. The goal of the program is to develop a mentoring system for Sunnyside residents that fosters an intentional caring community.

There is a Neighbors Team that implements the program with staff support from Robin Golliday. Neighbors in this program are Sunnyside residents who agree to share and encourage new residents at Sunnyside and to welcome them to the area. A tote bag is given to each new resident that contains helpful information about life in Harrisonburg and Rockingham county.

As of February, 2017, the program has matched thirteen new residents with a Neighbor. The Neighbors Program recently conducted a tour of Harrisonburg and the surrounding area for eleven new residents led by Lynda Gibbs with Alex Banks as the bus driver.

For questions, suggestions or comments about this program, please contact Frances Sale at 8433.