Heartworks Shelburne and the Lodge at Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community on Shelburne Road are working together to create a “Grand Friend Program.". Throughout the year, the residents of the Lodges will have an opportunity to come to Heartworks to participate in special activities with the children. The Heartworks teachers and children will also be visiting the Lodges to share in afternoon snack, create art projects and visit with the residents of the home. We hosted the first "Grand Friend" event on Thursday, October 31 during the annual Halloween Parade. The grand friends arrived before the parade so as to have time to tour the school. They visited each classroom and thus had a sneak preview of all the wonderful costumes! As the children paraded around the courtyard, the grand friends and parents joined in the singing. At the conclusion of the parade, the grand friends joined the parents and the children in the big room, for "The Big Pumpkin" play performed by the teachers. The morning concluded with some Halloween songs. The grand friends are looking forward to a visit with the children in the month of December.