Ruth Lang talks about golf with some of the special ed students from AERO and their families at Grace Point Place. (Supplied photos)

Ruth Lang talks about golf with some of the special ed students from AERO and their families at Grace Point Place. (Supplied photos)

Special ed youths, Grace Point seniors putt for friendship

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While golfers were teeing up last week for the U.S. Open, one 88-year-old woman with dementia shared her love of the game with a group of special education students on the putting green at an Oak Lawn memory care community.

Ruth Lang, a resident at Grace Point Place, an Anthem Memory Care community, and six high schoolers showed off her strokes putting green at the community located at 5701 W. 101st St. in Oak Lawn.

Lang and her fellow residents shared their passion for golf with the youth from AERO Special Education Cooperative. The golf-themed celebration featured instruction, tips and trophies.

“Many of our seniors are lifelong golfers and fans,” said Shannon Dahlman, community relations director for Grace Point Place. “Our residents reminisced and shared their love of the game with a new generation of golfers and made new friends.”

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Ruth Lang and some of the special ed students from AERO practice putting at Grace Point Place.

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