Disabled & the Elderly
Re: The Forgotten Ones!! wonderful!

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August 25, 2006 at 12:58:41:

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Re: The Forgotten Ones!! wonderful!
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Barb Stacy
August 25, 2006 at 02:27:16:

: : Hey Kenny-
: You are such a wonderful person to add this segment to your site. I agree that those in nursing homes or those who are home bound are often put on the back burner. There is so much we can learn from "the good old days."

: I think it's a great experience for my own children to spend time with these folks. I only wish my own grandparents and dad were alive to share their lives with them.

: Good Job my dear friend
: Barb

: :
Hey Barb

Your absolutely right on how our children can learn alot from the elderly and disabled in nursing homes. When I was in the nursing home my son came to visit with me one Saturday afternoon. He was 17 years old, and I didnt expect him to stay very long. As myself and four other residents sit talking at a table, my son was quietly listening. Of the other three men around the table, one was a WW11 Vet, another one was a poet, and the last one was an ole time family doctor who made house calls. My son ended up staying for almost three hours. When he left he just looked at me and said, Dad, theres no history book, or lecture than can teach me what I was just taught by these gentlemen. I believe I was just blessed today.
So yes, everywhere you look in a nursing home, is an abundance of knowledge and wisdom that mostly goes untouched. Now that Im out of the nursing home, I have ovr ten nursing homes that I continue to have my memory therapy program in.
Reaching For Joy

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