Saturday, June 16, 2007
Brook and the group had another demo today. They went to one of the nursing homes in the area. The kids are learning to adapt their routine in many different size places. Today it was a tiny rec room.They did warm up exercises, lots of board breaking and balloon popping. They did a bunch of kicking also. Some of the seniors had no idea what was going on but they still laughed and clapped and smiled. One started crying and smiling at the same time saying "my babies, my babies." After the demo the kids went around the room shaking hands and hugging. These seniors were so glad to see the kids. Sad. There were no other visitors there. This is the kind of home where the forgotten get sent to. No garden for them to sit in, no plants. There were a few rockers outside on the sidewalk and that was it. It was the kind of place that made my mama make me promise to take her behind the barn and shoot her before putting her in one of those places. Don't get me wrong, it was clean and the care seemed to be adequate but you could see that these elders were forgotten for the most part. My daughter looked at me and told me that I would not be there.We will see.
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