(CBS) — Monica and Kate are new pen pals who met for the first time in person on Tuesday. Monica Joria is 100 years old. Kate is 5, and is in kindergarten at St. Cajetan Elementary School in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
Monica and Kate were just one of 17 pairings of old and young pen pals at the Smith Village retirement community.
“We have very active residents here and we thought it would be a good experience for both our residents and the kids,” said Smith Village CEO Kevin McGee.