Hold Your Horses!

I originally wanted to call this post “Hold On to Your Hats!” because of the exciting news it contains. But you’ll see why I changed my mind in a minute. My residents and I baked cookies today! It was our first time using the awesome over-sized toaster oven donated to us by one of the…

Pulpy Goodness for Seniors

There is a “movie night” every Wednesday at the retirement home where I work that’s sometimes called “Rooney’s Request.” “Rooney’s Request” is, in effect, a warning placed before the title of the movie on the events calendar. This is because Mr. Rooney almost always requests something barely palatable to the rest of the community. No…

Is It My Face?

I’ve been on a mini-vacation from work for the past five days, and for me that’s meant staying in and getting other work done—housework, writing, social media, etc. But I got a call at around 7:30 on Friday night from a friend who was at the Waffle House with her girlfriend eating dinner. She asked…

How to Trick Old People

Today I’m going to teach you how to trick old people into listening to Jeff Buckley without grousing. Every day at lunch I read a little thing I throw together called On This Day in History to the assisted living residents in the retirement community where I work. I try to find things that they…