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Aging & Elderly

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Are You Too Busy To See?

09/28/2016

“Mam, do you need help?” Running late as usual, because I always have a hundred things on my plate, I noticed my gas tank was low. Frustrated, I pulled up to the gas pump, grabbed my credit card, jumped out of the car, swiped my card, and started filling the gas tank. How much gas […]

Will You Be My Pen Pal?

09/11/2016

Grandma, Will You Be My Pen Pal? When Maggie was 7 years old, she asked her great grandma, “Will you be my pen pal?” Grandma Irene said, “Yes I would love to be your pen pal!” So, for a few years, they wrote letters to each other until Grandma could no longer write. Recently, at […]

72 Questions

10/23/2014

Do you ever wonder what to talk about when you go to visit an elderly aunt, grandfather or parent? If so, check out Telling Life’s Stories on my website.  There you will find approximately 72 questions to ask someone about their life.  Such as: What was your favorite subject in school? Why? What was your first […]

No Retirement for Aunt Margaret

10/14/2015

No Retirement for Aunt Margaret By Margaret Stanner Where in the Bible does it say, “When a person reaches the age 65 he or she can retire from doing good and loving his or her neighbor?” This wisdom is from my Aunt Margaret. She isn’t really my aunt, but I asked her to adopt me […]

Gifts for the Elderly

03/07/2016

Do you want to make an elderly person smile? Sometimes the lives of the elderly, especially those in a nursing homes, gets very boring; so, when you visit them surprise them with an unexpected present. Following are some suggestions: Sweat suits are popular with the elderly. Large print books and audio books. If you know […]

Older People Have Ears and Feelings

02/18/2016

Do we sometimes forget that older people have ears and feelings? Please remember that even though an elderly person may be experiencing some dementia, they still have ears and can hear. They still have feelings, and they still struggle to hold on to some self-respect and dignity. Follow the wise saying which my mother taught […]

The Visit

09/29/2015

by Robby Dilmore How about a new twist to Matthew 25, “When I was sick you came to me. When I was in prison you visited me.”  Thursday mornings I regularly do devotions at an assisted living center.  Recently when I walked in Betty was sitting in her wheel chair waiting for me to come […]