OSWEGO, NY – More than 50 kindergarteners from Fitzhugh Park School listened intently as Bishop’s Commons resident, Frances Clift read the story of “The Mitten” with enthusiasm and excitement on a recent visit to the assistive living residence.
The story concluded with children sitting among residents throughout the dining room to create their own paper-crafted mittens that were strung together as one.
“The children were well mannered and simply excited to be sharing the story with our residents,” noted Senior Living Coordinator Julie Chetney. “When you hear the children and the seniors talking, laughing, and working together, you know that connections are being made which is why programs like these are so important.”
This gathering is one of many inter-generational activities that are coordinated for residents of Bishop’s Commons throughout the holiday season.
Pre-school aged children from Little Lukes Childcare and elementary students from both Riley School and Kingsford Park all participate in monthly activities with Bishop’s Commons.