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Kids and Seniors find mutual gain in sharing experiences

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Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Christy Lynn



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MARY BURCHARD SERVES as a voluntary mentor for Hannah Cameron, a student at Salisbury Community School, in the Everybody Wins literacy program. Students participate voluntarily in the program, spending either lunchtime or recess with adult reading mentors each week. Photo by Abi Sessions

ADDISON COUNTY — According to a study conducted by the United Nations Population Fund, almost one in 10 people on Earth are over the age of 60. But by 2050, that will jump to one in five.

Many of those older adults are staying young at heart — and helping mold the youngest generation — by providing more and more childcare for grandchildren and by volunteering for programs that bring them into contact with the children in the community.

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