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Reading program brings kids and seniors together 


Readers and Residents getting acquainted

Children and readers of all ages read their favorite books to residents at Ingleside Assisted Living

-At 10:30 am Saturday morning the common room at the Ingleside Assisted Living in Atascadero is filled with the hum of young people reading and conversation between the readers and residents. Children and readers of all ages arrived carrying their favorite books to read aloud and visit with the residents.

Bringing kids and seniors together is the brainchild of Ingleside’s Activities Coordinator, Monica Firchow. “I just thought that bringing different generations together would benefit everyone,” said Firchow. “The children get to interact with senior citizens in a different way than they normally do and the residents just love the attention.”

The reading program is on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30, followed by refreshments. “Bring one or more of your favorite books. The colorful books with lots of pictures seem to be favorites. We have some books here as well,” said Firchow. “We also accept donations of new and gently read books.” To volunteer to read, or for more information, call Firchow at Ingleside Assisted Living at (805) 460-6541. Learn more about Ingleside Assisted Living on Facebook.

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About the author: Reporter Jackie Iddings

Jackie Iddings is a contributing reporter and photographer for the Paso Robles Daily News.