Visiting the elderly
The Action committee, which I am a member of, is a group of people joined together for a common goal, which is to help those in need.
Today the Action Committee visited an elderly home in Marj Al-7amam. Not just any elderly home, one where the residents had mental problems and disabilities. We decided to visit them since we heard that they are really neglected and are in need of some company. We had lunch with them, drank coffee, played games, danced with them, and we even sang together. It was so fulfilling to see the smiles on their faces. To see them happy and to know that you are a reason for that. It felt really good. I'll admit that at first it was painful seeing them in the state that they are in. It's really sad, especially since most of them are helpless. Some of them can't walk while others can't even feed themselves.
We all had a good time with them, they were fun to be around. Some of them were pretty funny, while others were quite entertaining. A few of them danced, and others sang old songs. All they really need is some company. A few friendly faces to make their day, to listen to them and talk to them. You could see that our visit meant the world to them. They're all so sweet and friendly.
I'm not going to post any pictures here, but if you want to see the pictures that we took you can click on the following link and see them on our facebook group
It was a great experience that I really enjoyed. Not everyone gets the chance to experience how good it feels to make someone smile from the heart!