Hand Over Hand (H2O) Network is a not-for-profit organization focused on creating mutually beneficial inter-generational interactions between young and old.
After experiencing a stroke 8 years ago which resulted in me having difficulty finding the right words and slurring my speech, I noticed I was doing a lot more active listening in conversations.
My number one friends became seniors because I could communicate with them without speaking a lot. In most cases, they were lonely and wanted to be listened to. I learned a lot from them from stories of their life experiences both good and bad.
The seniors who sat with me through the past 8 years were fountains of wisdom and wonderful companions who helped me get through a difficult period in my life. Having regained my health, I now have the opportunity to make a difference in their lives today.
The Positive Thinkers Group