I Have a Soft Spot For the Elderly

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    Maybe Its Just Me

    Im not sure why , maybe its becouse i love my grandparents so much but anytime i get the chance like to help the elderly with little stuff like helping bring in the groceries or yard work , stuff like that. Maybe its just out of sheer respect. Im not trying to brag about it or...
    deftone deftone
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Dec 24, 2008

    Hitching a Ride on a Motorized Shopping Cart

    I remember about 6 months ago my friend and I were at Food Lion and we were shopping around for some snacks.  I had worn these new shoes early that kind of hurt my feet, so I had taken them off but my feet were still a bit tender. I was limping around the store when this older...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood
    31-35, F
    Apr 16, 2011


    i volunteer at a local nursing home on their hospice care floor. i had two very good friends that i made there, but one of them passed away a few months ago. i still go and visit the remaining lady, who is about 85-86 years old. she has a bad memory and i write down lots of...
    quietrocket quietrocket
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2009

    Made Me Smile

    Today, I was having an off day.  I had went all the way to school only to find out that the teacher wasn't there and had canceled class.  So, I got breakfast with a classmate and then went to my appointment with an administrator at a nursing home near my school. I must have...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    Our Greatest Treasures

    I see the elderly being disrespected all the time, and it breaks my heart. These are the people who created the present from ideas in the past. They are the ones who cared for your parents when they were sick, and who had high hopes and dreams of the future, just like you do now...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2010


    ...That is why I date older men sometimes. LOL Seriously though I do like visiting rest homes and listening to the elderly persons tell stories about the past.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2010

    Give A Little Bit..

    After my parents and in-laws both went into independent / assisted living, I found myself visiting one or the other a couple of times every week. I have grown to love all the residents of both places. On St. Patty's Day, my 20-year-old son and I went to a function at one, they...
    Pillowalk Pillowalk
    1 Response Apr 2, 2011
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