A group of youth baseball players joined residents of Vineyard Place, for warmup and baseball at the Anthem Memory Care community located in Murrieta. Valley News/Courtesy photo

As the Padres, Dodgers and Angels get their seasons underway, seniors with dementia and youth T-ball players are celebrating the return of the crack of the bat. A group of children aged 10 and under joined residents of Vineyard Place, an Anthem Memory Care community, for warmup and baseball at the community located at 24325 Washington Avenue in Murrieta.

The children kicked off the event by leading the residents through pregame calisthenics. Then the seniors demonstrated their batting prowess by hitting baseballs off tees for the young players to catch. The action concluded with a feast of hot dogs, crackerjacks, soda and other game day fare.

“Many of our residents are baseball fans and a number of them played sports earlier in their lives,” Adrianne Brouckaert, community relations director for Vineyard Place, said. “This event was a chance for our residents and the young players to share their love of the game and excitement about the season getting underway.”

Two young children get ready to hit baseballs off tees for the residents of Vineyard Place. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Vineyard Place is operated by Anthem Memory Care, whose core purpose is to protect, engage and love people living with memory loss and is committed to provide understanding and significance to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, operates and develops memory care communities in Minnesota, Kansas, California, Illinois and Colorado.

For more information, www.AnthemMemoryCare.com.