AUGUSTA — Viola Bradley listened intently as Augusta Elementary student Stephanie Bergman read aloud about a lost dog named Sam.
Reworking Bergman’s words into a question, the former educator who has been retired for more than 25 years, looked at two other second-grade students listening along.
“What fell all over when she bumped into the man?” Bradley, a resident of Augusta Health & Rehabilitation, asked of the students.
“Cans,” said Danica Strauss, 8, who was seated next to Bradley.
“Good, you were listening,” Bradley said as she grabbed a hold of Strauss’ hand.
Bradley was among a cafeteria room full of Augusta Health & Rehabilitation residents who spent part of Friday afternoon listening to second-graders from Augusta Elementary School read books as part of the first Hugs for Humanity event meant to involve students in community activities.
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Augusta Health and Rehabilitation is a senior living community in Augusta, Wisconsin. They are well-known for skilled nursing care, assisted living, and rehabilitation services.