My good friend, Barbara, scheduled a birthday celebration for the folks at Cameron Hall, an assisted living facility in Canton, GA last Friday afternoon. Since another friend from her church was not able to help her, she asked me to help out.
Old people have always kind of scared me. Don't ask me why. Maybe it is the fear of growing older and being sick and infirm. I don't know.
And I thought that the place would be dingy, smelly and depressing. It couldn't have been farther from the truth. This place was clean, bright and cheerful. What a pleasant surprise. And the residents appear to be well cared for and happy.
The ladies had all just had their hair washed and set just for us. Barbara asked me to shoot their pictures to later take to them as a party favor. So here they are.
Here is the father of one of my friends. He suffers from Alzheimer's so he doesn't remember me.
She was just so sweet.
About one half of the residents use a walker or wheel chair. Good thing that it is all on one level.
The word on this couple, who sat apart from the rest of the group, is that they are "sweethearts". Awwww....
Barbara brought the ingredients for coke floats (Diet Coke, sugar-free ice cream), balloons and birthday cards. And while they sipped on their drinks, a volunteer came and played old tunes on the piano. After she finished, the gentleman in the above photo took over and started playing out of a Brahms music book. He sounded like a professional. He also sat alone but was chatty when we went to take his picture. He later invited us into his room to see his mother's artwork. Her style reminded me of Maxfield Parrish.
This lady was tickled that I noticed her manicure. Pretty red nails!
Look at that dazzling smile...lady in red!
Another sweet lady.
Too cute in his Hawaiian shirt!
The two love birds (remember the sweethearts) requested that i take separate photos for their families.
I think she may have been a Southern Belle in her hey day.
After all was said and done, I have to say that visiting with these lovely people was a blessing to me. And I hope that we brought them some happiness too. I think we did.
Thanks for visiting me. Have a good week my friends!!