The elderly people should enjoy their life in THEIR HOMES not in nursing homes… It is the saddest thing to see how these people are actually abused firstly by their families when they are taken away from their environment. It should be the common senses which dictate in a family environment. Elderly people are not giving to the families a bad time, their are having a bad time. FAMILY should be their support. As they were ago when raised the children. Except those who have only the community as support.
Thank you, Michael, for your article!
If someone had told me ten years ago that I would one day be volunteering at a nursing home, I wouldn’t have believed them.
In fact, my 26-year-old self would have responded with,
“Pffft, yeah right. Sitting around with a bunch of old people all day? I’d rather watch paint dry.”
Thankfully my mind has opened up since then. Once a week for about three hours, I do sit around with a bunch of old people, and you know what? I love it! I have made some unforgettable friends at the nursing home, enjoyed a ton of laughter, and gained more wisdom than I ever could have imagined.
I want to honor my elderly friends by sharing six life lessons I’ve learned while in their company.
1 – Love is the Best Gift of all
I was walking down the hallway one afternoon when I heard a familiar voice calling…
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