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leonam42

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Review for Ruth and Naomi Senior Outreach, Birmingham, AL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I play the harp in nursing homes, I usually offer my harp to some of the residents so they can play it. When those with arthritic hands are able to pluck or slide their fingers across the strings and make sounds, the smiles on their faces are priceless. After I packed up my harp and started to leave one day, a patient, asked me where I was going. (She rarely speaks more than a word or two at a time.) I told her I would stay a while longer and asked if she would rather I just sat with her or play the harp. She wanted me to play!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

When I play the harp in nursing homes, I usually offer my harp to some of the residents so they can play it. When those with arthritic hands are able to pluck or slide their fingers across the strings and make sounds, the smiles on their faces are priceless. After I packed up my harp and started to leave one day, a patient, asked me where I was going. (She rarely speaks more than a word or two at a time.) I told her I would stay a while longer and asked if she would rather I just sat with her or play the harp. She wanted me to play!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

loving, patient, and willing to go all out for elder orphans

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

put harps and provide lessons for so many people so that they may make a huge difference in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice patients, veterans.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Play the harp for elder orphans.