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Journal2016-08-10T08:51:55+00:00

Reflection 10: “Don’t Come”

Reflection #10 "Don't Come" Visiting the nursing home isn't always easy. Can you leave your own troubles behind, to tend to the troubles of the people you visit? Are you afraid to shout [...]

Reflection 9: “Feeling Safe”

Reflection #9 "Feeling Safe" The elderly we meet at the nursing home aren't always capable of a two-way friendship. Sometimes they won't remember us. They're afraid to trust us. Sometimes they are bitter [...]

Reflection 8: “The Starfish”

Reflection #8 "The Starfish" Back a few weeks ago the reading was about how difficult it can be to see the positive results of our volunteering. Thomas Merton reminded us that the personal [...]

Reflection 7: “Being Wanted”

Reflection #7 "Being Wanted" Some statistics say that as many as  60% of nursing home residents have no regular visitor. Together we are doing something about it, in our own small way. Mother [...]

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