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Dance and Movement with Mila at
Hayes Valley AgeSong

A gift for the residents

Gwendolyne Wagner, November 2011

As holidays approach it is interesting to observe the residents in the flow of the seasonal changes. Some are quite aware, even if they may not be cognizant of the actual facts. Light changes, temperature changes – these can be felt and sensed -- and the decorations that spring up emphasizing the current celebration are certainly visible. How residents react and cope with this season is varied, as some have expressed excitement and others sadness. Holding all that can be experienced during this time, whether it be peace, joy, anger, or depression, is our gift to the residents.

An excerpt from the book Encounter of the Real Kind – Musings, poetry, stories about elders, forgetfulness and life.

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