Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day One

Today was my first day at my new, volunteer gig with the elderly.  I'm there from 11 AM till 3 PM.  The first half, I spend my time with the assisted living residents, leading them in exercises, then helping in the dining room for lunch.  After lunch, I go to the floor for residents with dementia/Alzheimer's.  There, I simply lead mind exercises and talk to them.  I can already see that working with these, particular residents will be the most challenging.  I even saw a former, television star on that floor, visiting his elderly mother.  The staff and several of the residents sang my praises as I departed, so I'm feeling very optimistic about the experience.

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