Sunday, 27 November 2016

Fun for the Elderly- 3

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The Brazilian kids that are learning English through webcam chats with retired Americans

The Brazilian kids that are learning English through webcam chats with retired Americans
A Brazilian language school is helping students perfect their English by forming heartwarming bonds with elderly Americans.

An advertisment for CNA's "Speaking Exchange" shows the unlikely friendships between young Brazilians and senior Americans, many of who live lonely lives in retirement homes. (Students are paired up with elderly residents of the Windsor Park Retirement Community in Chicago.) They then have conversations via webcam about their lives, families, and future hopes, developing strong bonds in the process.
(Source)



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The bride who had her wedding in a nursing home

The bride who had her wedding in a nursing home
At 31-years-old, Miriam Reeves might be the youngest person ever to get married in a nursing home. She and her fiancé, Mark Davis, had every intention of tying the knot in their local church until Alzheimer's disrupted their plans.

Miriam's father, Bernard, has been living with an Alzheimer's since 2006. A former Vietnam veteran and police chaplain, Bernard's condition eventually reached the point where he could no longer take care of himself, so his family moved him to the Foundation Park Alzheimer's Care Center in Toledo, Ohio.

While planning for her special day, Miriam was consumed with the fear that Bernard would wander off and become lost. So, she and Mark made a decision — if Bernard couldn't come to the church, then they would bring their nuptials to him.

Miriam's selfless decision to accommodate her father's condition aligns with one of the foundational principles of caring for a person with dementia — entering their world. (Source)

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