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General Discussion / Re: What can I possibly teach senior Sisters?
« Last post by Jen on February 20, 2019, 10:48:27 pm »
Well, not all senior senior. It's the "Threads of Gold" group that has a lunch once a month. Maybe this is just a local thing? I can't remember the ages... might be 60 and up, so pretty young up to 100+. :)
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General Discussion / Re: What can I possibly teach senior Sisters?
« Last post by nitasmile on February 20, 2019, 10:11:13 pm »
Jen, I hope my post made sense. I meant to say seeing your sisters, what exactly is your State's definition of them? Sorry I did at you talking to text and so I apologize if there's any errors! Not sure how to edit in this group.
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General Discussion / Re: What can I possibly teach senior Sisters?
« Last post by nitasmile on February 20, 2019, 10:05:57 pm »
What exactly do they mean by seeing your sisters? What is the age? That's one who works with older people and has done so for about eighteen years, I disagree with your stake saying not to focus on depression are harder topics! Person I think you could probably find a way to talk about health enjoy despite the hard times. How's the sisters to remember the good they've done in their lives and the good they will yet do and the kid that they can do now from their current situation and Circumstance! What are they are active and able to travel around and visit grandchildren or whether they have never been able to have children or grandchildren, each has their own story. Somehow help them to know that heavenly father knows each of them and their story! Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ . President uchtdorf has a good talk about the worth of a woman and a soul that might be good. In the him How firm a foundation, there's one lyric that talks about how the lord loves those whose hair is graying!
Depending on the scope of this presentation within the context of what the whole program is about, perhaps you could share that besides church resources there are social resources out there for older folks in need. Have them to know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will never forsake them. And perhaps give some ideas of ways I can serve in the current situation! Whether they are confined to their home or able to drive out in the community perhaps some ideas of what they can do to serve others? I like the previous comment, people that are older are the same as anyone they just have an older body and their mind is Young and have them to realize that! Of course they already know this anyway :-)
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General Discussion / Re: Funny things kids say
« Last post by Roper on February 20, 2019, 09:10:24 pm »
As I was walking with my second grade class out to recess today, one of the girls took my hand and said, "Daddy, can we..." Then she stopped and corrected herself.  Here's the conversation which followed:

Girl: How old are you, anyway?
Me: I'm 52.
Girl: My dad is 40. He has as much gray hair in his beard as you.
Me: <smiling>
Another student: My mom has a lot of gray hair. She buys coloring at Walmart.

 ;D ;D ;D
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General Discussion / Re: What can I possibly teach senior Sisters?
« Last post by Palmon on February 20, 2019, 05:08:45 pm »
For the past year, we have lived in a branch with an average age of 83.
1. Seniors don't think like they are old, wise people - they think just as they have their entire lives. Treat and talk to them as if they are your friends.
2. They enjoy humor.
3. Like every age group, there are many that are lonely. Especially true if all their friends and families have passed on and the younger generation passes them by.
4. They recognize that although they don't think 'old', their bodies are aging and death is not far off. Many are at peace with that and some are not.
5. Share your testimony. Testimonies are ageless.
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General Discussion / Re: Without googling...
« Last post by N3uroTypical on February 20, 2019, 04:10:01 pm »
Without any search engines or social media or anything: have any of you heard of Nelda Sue Yaw?

Nope.
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General Discussion / Re: What can I possibly teach senior Sisters?
« Last post by cook on February 20, 2019, 03:02:13 pm »
My old dad is at the stage where he is looking back and thinking about the things he didn't have opportunity to do even if he wanted, or didn't do even if had the opportunity. He's thinking about all the mistakes he feels he has done and feels he didn"t really get anything right or achieve anything.

My perspective of course is rather different.

Somehow help them to remember even the small things that have mattered to many and to see that even if it didn't go as planned or wished for, it doesn't make them any less or a failure.
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General Discussion / Re: Without googling...
« Last post by JLM on February 20, 2019, 02:27:38 pm »
No.
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General Discussion / Re: What can I possibly teach senior Sisters?
« Last post by pnr on February 20, 2019, 12:15:18 pm »
Record the full version and give your audience the link to the full version on youtube or your facebook page or something, telling them that the 10 minute preview would be enhanced with the rest of it, if they care to go there with you.

Maybe you just talk about how to fairly evaluate one's own worth at any part of a lifetime, each part of which may be different.   And describe that personal best and quick repentance for sins (not mistakes, not accidents, not being able to do as much as you wanted to or someone needed --- none of which are sins) is ALWAYS enough for Heavenly Parents and Savior, and thus the only useful yardstick for self-measuring too.

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General Discussion / Re: Without googling...
« Last post by pnr on February 20, 2019, 12:09:56 pm »
I thought I'd heard the name.   But when I googled, I didn't recognize anything.   I did see her large donation to Mike Rowe and shout out from him (whose name I did recognize).   She doesn't have many facebook or instagram followers.
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