Rocking Chairs At The Hospital

@SIMPLYD (78094)
Philippines
July 1, 2016 12:28am CST
Yesterday , when I went to the hospital for my medical laboratory examination to check again my cholesterol , glucose and the like , I was surprised to see those two rocking chairs at the lobby . Since it was just 7:30 a.m. , there were no patients yet waiting at the lobby . I approached the rocking chairs’ area and saw that they were donated for the elderly by a certain foundation . I took the liberty of sitting and rocking one of it while I was waiting for the secretary of the doctor to arrive so I can get my approved laboratory requests and have it done . I felt so good and relaxed while I was rocking the chair . No wonder , even the not so old people likes sitting in it . In fact , we have a rocking chair at my parents’ house where my mother would usually sit while watching the TV at the receiving room . If she’s in their bedroom , I would also always sit there . And what a pleasant idea by the hospital, to have those two rocking chairs for the elderly at the lobby . Just sharing . . .
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jul 16
my mom doesn't like to sit in our rocking chair, she's afraid that she might be fall
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
And have she experienced falling from it ?
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD no, but when we try to let her sit, she's shouting for help
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
@ida123 Maybe she has a traumatic experience from it .
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@skysnap (17811)
1 Jul 16
I always wanted one such. Good for sleep.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
Are there no rocking chairs for sale in your country ?
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@skysnap (17811)
1 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD yes there are .. but not where I am right now. I live outside the city.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
@skysnap Then maybe when you go to the city you can buy one for yourself .
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@ridingbet (46672)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
my late father brought home a rocking chair for my niece. it is a child's rocking chair. it is still here, and i cannot 'insert my butt' to sit on that, so small.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
Yes, our daughter too when she was a kid has that also . And whenever she watches TV she's on it . You should buy yourself one that can fit your butt too .
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@ridingbet (46672)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD hahaha!
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
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@sofssu (14493)
1 Jul 16
My mom had one .. I haven't seen it in the hospitals here. My brother lent me his when I had my first baby.. I used to sit in it and rock him to sleep. I like to sit in a rocking chair while reading.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
That was similar to us also when our daughter was still a kid . We have an old rocking chair and hubby would rock our baby to sleep whenever she has a hard time sleeping because of colds. Really , you can read while rocking the chair ? Good for you . I can't , because somehow it makes me dizzy .
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@sofssu (14493)
1 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD Not anymore because I don't see too well now.. But I loved to read while rocking on the rocking chair for years.
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@Macarrosel (7576)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
Oh, I love to sit on s rocking chair. My father In law had a rocking chair too which I love to sit when we visited him long time ago.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
So , you too . I think rocking chair is so much associated for the older people . But i think even the young people likes it too , because the grandchildren likes sitting on it too .
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
I remember my father's rocking chair when I was very young. He told me that was where he used to lull me to sleep. It was my father who took care of me when I was a new born baby since Mom was having a difficult time after giving birth.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
So your father too , had that . The rocking chair can really help a person lull the baby to sleep . At least , it would be easier that way , because one gets to also relax while lulling the baby to sleep. Hubby used to lull our baby to sleep too in our rocking chair , specially when our kid has colds and cannot sleep well .
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, but the rocking chair was thrown away when I was 8 or 9 years old.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
@toniganzon I guess it's because it got worn out .
@Marty1 (31958)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jul 16
@SimplyD Yes that is very nice. I like rocking chairs. I use to have one in my room don't remember why i don't have it anymore. Glad you were able to get some rest that early in the morning. Glad the patients can relax a bit if they are nervous before their appointment.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Yes , i think they put it there so the elderly can relax while waiting for their turn and not be nervous of the diagnosis of what pains them.
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@Marty1 (31958)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, they may be nervous, Tha is a nice gesture on the hospitals part and those who gave the money to buy these great rocking chairs.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@Marty1. Indeed .
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jul 16
At home too, there was a rocking chair for my beloved father.The rocking chair at home is made of a very refined material. The rocking chair in the photo seems hard, all wood.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Yes, these two are of hard wood. i think what your father have is the same as fhat in my parents with rattan on th back rest.
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@cacay1 (32537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD That is the word, yes rattan hehehe. This word is not always thought that is why i cannot say the word rattan . Too bad when we are old, we will be rocking.LOL.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@cacay1 At least we will have a simple enjoyment in life aside from watching TV all day . ha ha ha
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@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
My sister has one and i always sit there. But still prefer the old style rocking chair ;)
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
What is the old style of rocking chair ? I suppose they are like that in my picture ?
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@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD narra is the frame and rattan weaved will be that..how can i say that in english. Haha
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@Lucky15 Oh that' what we have at home , and it'still good until now. My father-in-law has it but the part where the butt is is rattN and it' s already wrecked.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
1 Jul 16
Most Americans have at least one rocking chair- especially the elderly.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
It's a common thing for the elderly . Even the younger ones likes to sit on it .
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
1 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD It gives people something to do while they are sitting, waiting.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@RichardMeister it's relaxing , in the first place , while the chair is rocking.
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@just4him (109653)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jul 16
That sounds like an excellent idea for the hospital to do for the elderly.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
4 Jul 16
Yes, indeed , that's why i was so happy , i have to sit in there while there were no elderly around yet .
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@just4him (109653)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD I always love a good rocking chair.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
@just4him Me too .
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
That is a lovely idea. It reminds me of when I was in university. One student lounge was full of rocking chairs.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Really, Wow, that is so nice of your school. So , can one go to sleep on the rocking hair?
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD I suppose, but it wasn't that quiet of a place.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
4 Jul 16
@paigea Yeah ,i suppose it is not that quiet , because of the students which are sometimes in groups.
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@hereandthere (28844)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
we have one and visitors make a beeline for it.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
In a hospital there.? Really , they line to have their turn of sitting on them?
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD i meant we have one right here at home, bigger and heavier.
@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
@hereandthere Bigger than those? I already thought they are big because ours at my parents house is smaller ans withbrattan on the bak rest .
@responsiveme (14448)
• India
2 Jul 16
rock a bye baby There is a rocking chair at my parents place too.We enjoy sitting on it every time we visit.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
See, so your parents have one too! Yes, most of us enjoy sitting on a rocking chair
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• India
3 Jul 16
@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
Yes, rocking chairs are good for the elderly. It sways them and lulls them to sleep.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
True . Have you got hospitals there that has rocking chairs also .
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD No but that is a good idea.
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@Shavkat (56454)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
I hope all the hospitals have rocking chairs for elderly. It would also be nice if there is a television for them to watch while waiting of someone.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
1 Jul 16
It's actually the first time i saw a hospital with rocking chairs . Mostly , they offer only TV .
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@Shavkat (56454)
• Philippines
2 Jul 16
@SIMPLYD It is also my first to know it. Thank you for sharing the new experience about having a rocking chair in the hospital.
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@sol_cee (14334)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
4 Jul 16
You didn't doze off, did you? And completely forgot about your check-up?
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
4 Jul 16
I nearly doze off , but i am apprehensive that some elderly would already arrive and i have to vacate the rocking chair . Besides , i don't want to doze off in public because they would see me with my gaping mouth while is sleep.
@just4him (109653)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jul 16
That sounds like an excellent idea for the hospital to do for the elderly.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
4 Jul 16
Yes indeed and i was so happy knowing that this hospital has these two rocking chairs for the elderly .
• China
2 Jul 16
It is very thoughtful of this foundation to donate them to the hospital.The elderly will certainly sing their praises as long as they sit in them.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Indeed and it's the first time i have seen ahospital with rocking cahirs on the waiting lounge.
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• United States
1 Jul 16
there's jest somethin' most comfortin' 'n relaxin' 'bout rockin' chairs. i'm quite the fan'f 'em myself. a lovely idea they've added such to their waitin' room :)
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
Indeed, it's the first time i have seen a hospital with rocking chairs on its waiting lounge.
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