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InvisibleMOTH
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So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home
    #3544481 - 12/26/04 05:02 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Recently I've become acutely aware of how "set aside" and in many cases neglected the elderly are. This makes me very sad. I was thinking about volunteering next semester for the homeless, but now I think I'm going to give my services to the elderly. If I can make just a tiny difference for some of them, I will be happy.

What do you think? My husband has volunteered at a nursing home before and he says it was a real eye-opener.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: MOTH]
    #3544501 - 12/26/04 05:15 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

My mother is a Special Care Aid worker, and she works in a nursing home. And I can speak from first hand experience that the elderly there get very good care. I've gone many times and helped play bingo, or whatever activities they had planned, it's fun. And a little sad.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: MOTH]
    #3544505 - 12/26/04 05:18 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

My mum works with dying people, and has experience working in ghetto nursing homes. Really sad place to be, and you'd be a really kind person to spend time with them. I could deal with working with homeless people, but not old people.
Hope i never get old.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3544508 - 12/26/04 05:21 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

i'll put $20 down saying you will get old.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: funkymonk]
    #3544514 - 12/26/04 05:28 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

bet!


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: funkymonk]
    #3544518 - 12/26/04 05:29 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

doubtful


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: MOTH]
    #3544519 - 12/26/04 05:32 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Just come over here...


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: PawPaw]
    #3544522 - 12/26/04 05:34 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

old people are rad when they aren't driving.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: blissedout]
    #3544524 - 12/26/04 05:35 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

or dying.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: blissedout]
    #3544527 - 12/26/04 05:36 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

dooooooooooo iiiiitttttt !!!!!



Seriously though. You should do it. I voluntered at a nursing home and I got a card from a couple of the old ladies and old men this year !!! It was AWESOME !!!!


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: funkymonk]
    #3544529 - 12/26/04 05:36 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

or begging you to kill them


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: MOTH]
    #3544534 - 12/26/04 05:38 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

a friend of mine works for some in-home elderly services place and seems to really enjoy it. i guess i don't know you personally, but based on your posts here, i think you'd really bring a lot of joy into some poor neglected old peoples lives :smile: just as long as you don't get frustrated easily, i think it's a great idea!


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: Krishna]
    #3544545 - 12/26/04 05:41 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

krishna you need to be a shrink or sumtin


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: blissedout]
    #3544567 - 12/26/04 05:52 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I'll put $20 down that he doesnt become a shrink.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: funkymonk]
    #3544569 - 12/26/04 05:54 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

no good! too many unknown variables.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: blissedout]
    #3544576 - 12/26/04 05:57 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

the nirvana box set is rocking my socks


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: funkymonk]
    #3544586 - 12/26/04 06:01 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

werd, i am listening to sound tribe sector 9. they will take you there. nirvana has taken me away many a time, too! :scrambled:


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: blissedout]
    #3544603 - 12/26/04 06:05 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

the unreleased material on these discs is probably the best unreleased music i've heard before.


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: blissedout]
    #3544611 - 12/26/04 06:10 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Volunteering at a place that's run for profit would seem a little weird to me. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, because I'm sure those old people would really appreciate it. But in a perfect world, the nursing home should make sure they aren't neglected as part of the "package."


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Re: So, I have been thinking about volunteering at a nursing home [Re: MarioNett]
    #3544650 - 12/26/04 06:28 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I've known people who worked at nursing homes before and I've heard that it is sad and difficult. The difficulty comes with watching people rot away. I wouldn't be able to handle it. When I get to the point that I can no longer mentally or physically care for myself, I don't think I'll hesitate to blow my brains out.


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