About The Author: Vickie Rodgers has a Master’s degree in nursing, is a former Professor of Nursing Education, and is presently the Clinical Educator of a large retirement community. She has a passion for working with the elderly, and creating this book is her bucket-list labor of love. Vickie’s goal is to help children realize that older adults can bring love into their lives, along with valuable lessons. Watching her grandchildren bring sunshine and happiness to the real-life Ms. Ruby has brought joy to Vickie and her family. The book has become the catalyst for school service learning projects which have connected younger students with local long term care and assisted living residents. She and her husband have three grown children, four grandchildren, and two Goldendoodles.
Title: Ms. Ruby and The GiGi Squad: Friendship Comes In All Ages
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Book Synopsis: Visiting and befriending an older adult can be a magical and rewarding experience!
Ms. Ruby and The Gigi Squad: Friendship Comes in All Ages chronicles the fun and inspirational experiences the children (Gigi's Squad) brought to Ms. Ruby, a 93-year old care center resident.
Each whimsical and delightful illustration depicts the many sunshiny days they all shared together, such as surprise birthday parties, trips to school musicals, and holiday celebrations.
The book's goal is to show children that visiting and befriending an older adult can be rewarding for both.
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