Grade 5 students celebrate Seniors’ Month

Corinna Yates
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There are no barriers when it comes to age.

The Grade 5 students from St. James Elementary are finding out how fun it can be to interact with older generations.

The classes are part of an inter-generational program organized by the local Age Friendly working group of Western Health.

“The program involves long term care residents and children who come to the hospital once a month to do activities,” said Shelly Nichols, Recreation Development Specialist.

With June being Seniors’ Month, a kickoff event was organized at the Lions Club on June 8 that included long term care residents, community seniors and the two Grade five classes.

The students performed four dances; and the United Church Women did a couple of skits.

“I love getting to do activities with seniors,” said Anthony Samms a Grade 5 student. “It’s a pretty good feeling, and I can’t wait to have cake.”

Leo Strickland, another Grade 5 student said it was his first time dancing and he thought it was awesome.

“I like doing things for seniors, and I am having a lot of fun,” he said.

Ms. Foote who lives in home care at Western Health said she enjoyed spending time with the students.

“I really am enjoying my day, it is nice to get out and to spend time with the students,” she said.

Stan and Gary Pearce and Roy Bailey ended the day with music.

There are all kinds of activities going on for seniors through the month of June. A Calendar of events can be picked up at your local pharmacy.

Organizations: Grade 5, Lions Club, United Church Women

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