Seniors Meet Red Hook K-2 at Senior Citizen Snowflake Tea

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

It is always such a great idea when the older and younger generations get together.  At the Mill Road Elementary School in Red Hook NY the K-2 classes will be hosting the First Annual Senior Citizen Snowflake Tea.  This will be held next Wednesday February 11th at  1:45-2:30 in the K-2 cafeteria where seniors will be served tea and cookies, with entertainment provided by the children.Tea and cookies

 

This will not be the only opportunity to interact with the children.  Mrs. Donna Gaynor Principal of the Mill Road K-2 classes established a program where seniors could have the opportunity to read to primary school students.  This truly will be a win win for all.

If you would like to participate in this program please contact Mrs. Gaynor for details.

 Reading a book

Donna Gaynor, Principal Mill Road Elementary, K-2
Red Hook Central School District
9 Mill Road, Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 758-2241 Ext. 2228

 

Jennifer Fivelsdal -Licensed Real Estate Broker

JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC    845-758-6842

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Laurie Mindnich
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Jennifer, how interesting- I was just thinking today that it would be nice to volunteer for a senior care center. That they get little kids is a much better alternative, but there are others out there who would like to offer time, as well- great post.

Feb 07, 2009 06:28 PM #1
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Laurie - I think this is such a great event for both parties, especially at this time  of year.  I remember when I was growing up how I appreciated the seniors around me; they had so many wonderful stories to tell.

Feb 07, 2009 06:40 PM #2
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Marchel Peterson
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What a wonderful Program!!!!!

Feb 07, 2009 07:32 PM #3
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Tanya V Fresh Eye Designs LLC
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Jennifer, I think programs like that are wonderful! Seniors should not be forgotten!

Feb 07, 2009 07:56 PM #4
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Jennifer I have participated in the past in a program that has community leader go into the elementary schools and read to the kids.  It is rewarding for both the kids and those doing the reading.

Feb 07, 2009 09:31 PM #5
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Jennifer,

What a sweet idea, connecting seniors and kids alike. I'd love to hear more about it.

Feb 07, 2009 11:06 PM #6
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Sandy Fenton
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Jennifer - how I wish I could be a fly on the wall to see the entertainment provided by the K-2 kids.  That is just the cutest age ever!  I get all mushy when I think of my son way back when . . .

Sounds like a great program!

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Marchel - I think it is, and I hope the participation level will be good.

Tanya - You are so right, it is a great way to keep seniors engaged in the community.

George - I can see how rewarding it would be.

Lynda - I didn't make the cut for either groups ,but I'd love to know how it turned out.

Sandy - I too wished I could be a fly on the wall.

Feb 08, 2009 05:58 AM #8
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Bill Gassett
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I am sure the kids really enjoyed it Jennifer!

Feb 08, 2009 02:18 PM #9
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Bill - This is the type of event that brings joy to both parties.

Feb 08, 2009 06:19 PM #10
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Jennifer - thanks for sharing ... its a great piece.  We had a similar program when my oldest kids were elementary age.  These events are great for everyone concerned.  More programs should be done like this.

Feb 09, 2009 04:16 AM #11
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They do a lot of senior events in the schools here too Jennifer.  It is a great way to get the seniors involved with the kids.

Feb 09, 2009 05:45 AM #12
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Diane Rice
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Sounds so gratifying.... i can just imagine the excitement of the children in expectation to perform to patient and admiring recipients.....AND serving seniors is such a respectable virtue to instill in children while they are young!  I can also visualize the fulfilling time the seniors will have exercising their creative reading skills...  so adorable.   Did Ms Gaynor come up with this idea? Awwww so nice! 

You have some of the most unique news to share Jennifer, always interesting.... thank you

Feb 09, 2009 07:59 PM #13
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Ann Heitland
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My mother lived in an assisted living home for seven years. One of the highlights was a visit several times per week from one local classroom or another. The kids loved it, and so did the seniors. Sometimes they did reading. Often it was singings. Sometimes they played board games together. Whatever, the interaction of the generations was great.

Feb 09, 2009 09:58 PM #14
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Jennifer - what a great community activity!

Feb 09, 2009 11:32 PM #15
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Liz - I agree, bringing generations together is always a good thing.

Paddy - This is something more communities should adopt.

Diana - I remember as a child how I loved hanging out with the older people in the community. I could not get enough of their stories.  This type of activity is delightful for children and adults alike.

Joan - People in assisted living really appreciate these visits.  I use to visit someone in one of these facility and I would bring along my young son.  My son would bounce around a red balloon to each person who wanted to be involved, even those who could hardly move; they so hated to see us leave.

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