"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Monday, August 24, 2009

Spend Time with the Elderly

The project:
Spend time at the senior residence visiting with Grandma.

90 minutes

Why bother?
The elderly have SO much to offer, not the least of which is valuable life experience. If we so choose, we can learn from their triumphs and errors, enjoy their stories, learn history from folks who LIVED it. Whether it's a family member you visit, or a perfect stranger, this is certainly time well spent. And so many elderly folks don't have visitors. If your own old folks aren't nearby, consider adopting a grandparent if you can make the time.

Worth it?
Absolutely. While her hearing is nearly shot and her stories tend to repeat themselves at time, the girls and I enjoy bringing a smile, even tears of laughter, to her.

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