Ruth and Naomi Senior Outreach
March 20, 2010
This organization came to the nursing home where my mother was a resident. They taught me to play the harp, along with staff, residents, outsiders. They brought music, love, crafts, projects, spiritual nourishment in many forms. They formed relationships. They came to the bedside of many dying patients, including my mother, bringing music for the soul and ministering in times of great need not only to the patient, but to the family. I've seen elderly people open up to music, singing hymns, mouthing each word to the hymn, and they can't even speak a sentence. I've seen these ladies lay down their harp and stand and dance with a person in a wheelchair, making them feel so special and alive. A wonderful ministry.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
watching and participating in ministering to the elderly in nursing homes, including my mother who benefited from this ministry for several years.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
getting to know Lynn and Mary and seeing with my own eyes how music and love affect a senior person. Also I had had no experience with music and they taught me to play the harp well enough to minister to someone one-on-one.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
all interested in learning to play the harp and they all had a heart of compassion for the sick and elderly.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I learned the harp and played at nursing home, helped with projects.