A true story of love and intergenerational friendship.
Ms. Ruby and The Gigi Squad- Friendship Comes in All Ages is a heartwarming true story of a group of four children known as The Gigi Squad who befriend a delightful ninety-three year-old lady named Ms. Ruby.
Ms. Ruby lives in a care center for older adults and sometimes gets lonely and wishes for visitors. The Gigi Squad steps in to bring her sunshine and happiness with their visits. They were in for a wonderful surprise when they realized that Ms. Ruby also brought sunshine and joy to their lives.
Each whimsical illustration highlights the fun-filled adventures the Gigi Squad shares with Ms. Ruby. The children quickly find out how fun it is to visit the care center and that Ms. Ruby has much wisdom and love to share with them. It is a joy to follow along as they form a charming intergenerational friendship that leads to the Gigi Squad dubbing Ms. Ruby their Bonus Grandma.
Vickie Rodgers is living her best semi-retired life by fulfilling a bucket list item, writing a children's book. She recently retired from a local community college where she has spent the last half of her career working as a nurse educator. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Bill and they have three grown children, four grandchildren, and their two beloved Goldendoodle dogs, whom they refer to as the boys!
During her nursing career, she has been a champion for older adults living in long term care communities. She has personally seen first hand the love and happiness that children can bring to long term care residents. This labor of love book was created to encourage others to seek out friendships with older adults.
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