I don’t think anyone or anything can put a bigger smile on the faces of the residents at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY, than when children visit. This was the case when five of our Cabrini Kids who attend Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry, came to the nursing home to read a story to some of the residents.
Each child along with his/her mother, read a special book to the residents. They have been reading and practicing different stories with the help of their teacher, Mrs. Judy Sanseverino, who is the English Language Learning Teacher at Springhurst.
We had families from Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Tajikistan. All of the children are bi-lingual. The children and their moms were so proud to be able to read the story to the residents. Needless to say, they had a very receptive audience. All the residents were so supportive of the hard work that the children and moms put into the story.
For many of the residents, it brought back happy memories of when they were teachers, principals and raising their own children.