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TheChurchLady TheChurchLady 46-50, F 14 Answers Dec 5, 2012 in Community

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Oh yes. It's one of our community things that we do every year at Christmas time. The Sisters and us lay people go and sing and spend time with them on a regular basis but at Christmas time it just seems to mean more to them. The older people really are our greatest treasures. :)

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Sounds like a good idea.

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Sorry, but after being an employee of one for many years I'd rather stick my tongue in a shredder.

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compassionate much?

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I've lost all of my compassion for the people who treat you like dirt because they are bored out of their minds. For those around who you have to watch your fingers because they bite for no reason. For those who feel they can get away with anything because they are old so what you're going to do to them?
Unless you are a nurse or a care assistant you have no right to judge me.

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i didn't judge you.....

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Yeah i hear you. I worked in care. I'm sorry to hear you lost your compassion. For me it was the other way around. I see the elderly getting mistreated, ignored and disrespected by rude and uncaring health care workers and carers. Witnessed too much elder abuse and left for the sake of my sanity when i was warned by a senior member of the nursing staff exactly what becomes of 'whistle blowers'

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I know, but the abuse goes also the other way around. I've seen the residents that would abuse their status to do whatever they feel like. I have been attacked dozens of times, cornered, so I can't escape. I've seen my fellow employees spat on, choked, chased with knife, getting hit with different object, not counting verbal abuse. Also all the time I was working I had no Christmas at all. I was always on duty, sometimes 12 hours 6 days a week, so forgive me for wanting my Christmas for myself now.

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what a wonderful idea! helping an elderly person with anything is a great way to promote brotherly love as well as feel this incredible sense of connection with a person in need...i always have felt blessed when i help a senior citizen even if it means stopping by 2 chat")

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amen....do it!

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God bless you churchlady and everyone else here with a caring spirit :-)



I'm volunteering at the city soup kitchen to serve the street homeless community some nice warm food.. It's forecast to be one of the coldest winters on record here in the UK. My hear goes out to all those sleeping outdoors who have no family or home.

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I do every week, not necessarily Christmas Cheer, but cheer.

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I do every tuesday

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My auld great uncle is in the folks home now. He smoked, drank, drove too fast and fought. Yet he is still in that hell. They call him is English name. Bastards. He is Stosh! the wood cutter.

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That sounds really nice. I don't think I could do that. Hope that they're grateful to have visitors.

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they are....

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awww.that is sweet.what do you bring them?tell us your best visit and details please.

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I wear a silly santa hat that sings and dances....I pass out beanie babies and candy canes.....and sing carols...my friend and I do it together....

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why would I go near old people?

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you should not.

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