Chickens as Companions

"Today is a good day for being with a companion." Chickens rule the coop nursing home. In England, they're implementing a poultry program to help seniors stave off loneliness. (I talked about this a little in my recent newsletter. If you missed out, you can go to the right-hand side of my home page to sign up for it!) There's an arts group named HenPower that is turning pensioners into "hensioners." Animal therapy has always proven to be helpful in the elderly population, and now it seems … [Read more...]

Reading at a Senior Home: One Elder’s Reaction

"A single spark can set a prairie on fire." -Chinese proverb This saying, although centuries old, is closely associated with an essay entitled, "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire," by Mao Zedong. In his document dated January 5, 1930, he talks about his idea to win over the masses and ensure a successful revolution. He urged the conquest of rural areas and having "an armed independent regime of workers and peasants" before surrounding the cities and taking over the government. His tactics … [Read more...]