Salisbury Academy first-graders delight Book Buddies at Trinity Living Center
SALISBURY – On the first Thursday of each month, 22 Salisbury Academy first-graders load onto a small blue and white bus, individually selected books in hand, and ride over to the adult day health facility Trinity Living Center.
Once arrived, the children, often shyly at first, find reading buddies among the 30 or so senior participants present that day. The kids make eye contact with their “Book Buddy” of that visit, have a seat next to them, and begin to read a book to their elderly friend.
Once the connection is made, it’s delightful, says Patty Messick, Program Coordinator for Trinity Living Center.