Episode #46 - Evelyn Brindle lives at The Village of Erin Meadows in Mississauga with her husband David. A conversation about critical thinking, long-distance relationships, and unexpected travel with Erin Davis & Doug Robinson on the Green Bench.
"If you just stop and talk with somebody. Everybody's got a story. You don't have to have a movie of the week or a book made about you." - Erin Davis
The Village has a library that is well used. The continuous increase of books that are brought in and mixed around.
Evelyn always snuck a book into her grandchildren's stockings at Christmas to encourage reading.
What are your book recommendations?
"It's so important to have the ability to read and to enjoy what you are reading." - Evelyn Brindle
Evelyn has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren, with one daughter living in Hong Kong. A conversation about staying in touch and how that has changed over the past 25 years.
“Everyone is a person, everyone is beautiful, and everyone has something to contribute.” - Evelyn Brindle
Sharing some laughs as Evelyn shares about her honeymoon travel stories.
Reading the newspaper has been an enjoyment for husband, David living with dementia. With discussing what he is reading and encouraging it, he has reclaimed his ability and joy to read and has moved onto a variety of books.
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It challenges the stigma seniors face; the ageism still so prevalent in society. It reminds us of the wealth of wisdom our elders offer and in doing so, helps restore them to a place of reverence.
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