WHO’S PAST IT?
Fill in the ages you think these people are. They are all 60 or
M aged ....... trained as a nurse. She goes once a month to the
local library services department and collects around 100 books
which she takes to a retirement home. She also takes responsibility
for a snack bar in the local hospital collecting all the supplies
which may include 60 loaves of bread, and of course, butter, fillings
for sandwiches, orange juice and other supplies. She serves one
morning a week in the snack bar which caters for visitors and patients.
A young person's comment having spent a weekend
in the home of W aged .....:"She is the least judgemental
person I have ever met. She is such a good listener. She is
so honest about herself. She is unshockable. She's fun. She
makes you feel loved. You forget her age, except she doesn't
rush around any more. So many of us don't learn from our mistakes;
she is still learning that and other things."
K aged ........ is a member of a bowling club and still bowls
regularly on an indoor rink. When her club has matches with visiting
clubs or coffee mornings, she is usually there to offer a helping
N aged ........ has secretarial skills. After reading an
advertisement asking for people willing to help putting books
into Braille for the blind, she wrote offering her services.
It meant learning how to read and write Braille. Now she has
just started on her first book for the organisation. When
it is finished it will be placed in the library of the Royal
National Institute for the Blind.
C aged ....... is an artist and has also carved in wood and
stone. He spent four years carving in stone high up on a local
church. He is well-known at the primary school near his home
where he enjoys showing groups of children how to perfect
their portrait drawings.
E aged .......... is a musician and still enjoys
playing for others. He now works for the Samaritans, directing
a 24-hour service for the public. Aided by four deputies he
organises over 100 volunteers. His work includes giving talks
and meeting people from other organisations. He travels to
meetings in his own region which has nine centres.