Last updated: August 07. 2014 8:39AM - 597 Views
By Tiffany Wingfield SODA Ombudsman Supervisor



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As we all know school is about to start and the kids are going to continue their education. Part of their education is learning history. History has been a part of all of our learning experiences while going to school. But all the history text books that we had to read throughout our school lives is nothing compared to the history that lies within the walls of the nursing homes.


Most of the residents that reside in the nursing homes are the history of all history. Most of them lived through the times that their only means of transportation was a horse and buggy and five cents was a lot of money to them. Some people can read books and learn so much, but others learn better hands on. How else could a person learn more about history, than to talk with someone who lived through it all?


Taking the time to just sit and listen to someone talk about their life can be a whole new experience for someone. By doing this, you could change a person’s life or change your own. Some residents that reside in the nursing home may never receive visitors so therefore their history hasn’t been told. Just think of all the history that hasn’t been told because no one has taken the time to just listen.


To learn more about the history of all history go to a nursing home near you and visit with a resident to hear their history. Also you can contact the Ombudsman Supervisors Tiffany Wingfield and Pat Jones to learn about becoming an Ombudsman Volunteer at 580-920-1388 or Senior Info. Line 1-800-211-2116 or write to them at P.O. Box 709 Durant, OK. 74702. Flexible training schedules are available to become an Ombudsman Volunteer and no obligations are required. The Ombudsman Supervisors are available to speak to your group or organization upon request.

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