Heights and Hills, a nonprofit whose mission is to support the older adults in our community came in this week and facilitated an aging workshop for some of our fourth grade classes. During the workshop, our kids pretended they were 72 years old, had vision problems and were arthritic. They then had to try and open a bottle of pills (Tic Tacs) and put it into their pill box . Students also had to open their change purse and count out $0.17. After the exercise they talked about how they felt being 72 (couldn’t see the coins, glasses kept falling off, etc). It was designed to educate students on the challenges related to aging and create empathy. It culminates with the classes adopting a month and creating cards for seniors born during that month.