I didn't know old people could sing

@jerzgirl (7591)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
December 18, 2008 11:43am CST
That's what one of the kids in this story said about the visit to their school by a group of elderly from a retirement home. The star of the article, I think, is the one woman who really came alive towards the end of the show. Here is the link: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20081218_A_song___dance_for_the_ages.html?nlid=2129034 This is just a really nice holiday story we can all enjoy. It was good for the kids and the old people who deserved to be free for a bit from the confines of the home. Have you ever participated in something like this? Either as a child going to a rest home or as an aide or maybe even as a family member of one of the elderly? What is YOUR story?
2 responses
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
18 Dec 08
What a wonderful story to read, it put a smile on my face. I think it is great that the elderly went to the school and it also give them something each day to look forward to, the practice. We used to go to retirement homes when I was in school to sing for them and they loved it, sang along and clapped but I don't recall any dancing. As an adult my husband, children and I belonged to a cb radio club and one year we went to a nursing home and sang at Christmas time but most of these we went to were not able to get out of bed and we had to go room to room, all ages of people in this one. It is great when you can put a little spark in someone's eyes like that and a smile on their faces.
• United States
18 Dec 08
Hey Jerz! Cute article and I loved the picture of that dear Woman (G)! I remember this sort of thing when I got my first job at a nursing home when I was 16, they were always having stuff for the residents there, most of them do; I also remember the activities that was going on when I had to admit My own Mother to a nursing home, but she was "out of it" by then and just sat and stared until she got worse; (sigh)! But a great story none the less...