Posted by: Louise Speck at 15:35, May 19 2016.
Since I would be in Rhode Island for the Brain Injury Conference, I asked if I could visit residents at
the veterans home in Bristol. I spoke to the Activities Director, explaining that I would like to visit
and share some fun moments. She was pleased to have me come.
On March 17, 2016 I was welcomed to the Home. To my surprise, residents had been gathered
in a circle to "watch a show"! I did not expect to be performing for an actual audience of more
than one or two people at a time, but managed to share some interesting props with the group.
They were appreciative!
Next I was ushered to another area where some residents watched TV, or snoozed in their
chairs, and some were eager to visit with me. I used some of the things I brought, chatted with
each, and delighted some with a small bunny puppet. This was more what I expected to do.
The staff got some pictures, especially of one resident who smiled at the puppet -- "That is
really big, that he smiled!" they told me. I was glad I went.