Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Carlyn Meets Granny Girl's New Friends

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Book Review - Carlyn Meets Granny Girl's New Friends

About the Book
Carlyn is anxious to see Granny Girl in her new home at Homestyle Assisted Living Community. Granny Girl and Carlyn will maintain their close relationship as Carlyn quickly becomes friends with the other residents at Homestyle. Before the initial visit to the community, Carlyn's friend describes the assisted living environment much differently than she soon discovers it to be. Carlyn enjoys her visit to the community very much and is thrilled to plan her next visit by choosing an event she wants to attend from the activity calendar. As Carlyn and Granny Girl's relationship grows, Carlyn is eager to learn more about the special attributes of the residents. Her accepting and welcoming attitude teaches children of all ages to develop their circle of relationships to include senior adults. Follow Carlyn's numerous visits to the community to learn how this multigenerational relationship expands as Carlyn treasures her visits. Likewise, explore ways a child can become involved in the lives of an entire community of residents.

About the Author
Alison Weld Cothran, RNP, MSN, co-owns an assisted living center in Arkansas, where she has served as administrator since 1998. Alison, her husband and four children live within the assisted living community and have daily interactions with many of the 100 residents. Her inspiration for writing the book came from firsthand experience with educating youngsters who were initially unfamiliar, and thus uncomfortable, with the aging process.

My Take on the Book
I was very impressed by Alison Cothran's story about a granddaughter visiting her grandmother in an assisted living facility. It is clear Alison Cothran , who owned a center for the elderly, has the knowledge to write this informative book for children.

If your family has a parent/grandparent who lives in an assisted living center and you have children who will visit them, this is a great resource for you. Alison explains why people need wheelchairs, breathing apparatus, if there is memory loss, visual difficulties, etc. She does this in a compassionate and respectful way which is easy for young children to understand.

I would encourage you to purchase and use this book with our children.

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