nursing homes

Lobby Stops Bring the Library to Our Seniors

CRRL Staff Member Jenny McGee at a Lobby Stop

CRRL accommodates customers who otherwise couldn’t get access to their library materials through Assistive Services, Interlibrary Loan, our work with the Rappahannock Juvenile Center—and through the Lobby Stops program, which is coordinated by Jenny McGee. I sat down with Jenny to learn more about the Lobby Stops.

Old Friends

By Tracy Kidder

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A study of old age in America focuses on two nursing-home residents whose friendship allows them to understand their past, cope with their present circumstances, and confront their futures with hope.
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His Oldest Friend: The Story of an Unlikely Bond Across Generations

By Sonny Kleinfield

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"They met under the least auspicious circumstances. He was a teenage volunteer at a nursing home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She was a wheelchair-bound resident in her nineties. He was poor, Hispanic, living in a rented room in the barrio, separated from his family. Her life, at least before arthritis hobbled her, was comfortable, and her daughters and grandchildren visited as often as they could. But when Margaret Oliver’s daughter hired Elvis Checo to look in on her mother a few afternoons each week, nobody realized that this would be the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

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