Episode #50 - Harold Quinn, a resident at The Village of Arbour Trails in Guelph, joins Erin Davis & Doug Robinson to share his story from the Green Bench. As a person who loves to bring people together, we chat about the importance of community, wisdom, and sharing of stories.
Speaking of the Peer Learning group, an activity group at The Village by the Arboretum community. Harold was a facilitator, featuring talks from those who live in the community.
Currently watching a course called, 'The Worlds Greatest Geological Wonders' with her peers in a program created to learn together.
“I lived 64 years without a computer, now I can’t live without one” - Harold Quinn
Book and Author recommendations given in this conversation on the green bench as all three enjoy reading. We would love to hear your recommendations, and encourage you to share with us on social media using the #ElderWisdom tag.
Not only an avid reader, Harold has written a memoir for his grandchildren. An idea that came to him as he reflects on not knowing his parents and grandparents stories.
The recreation department at The Village of Arbour Trails does a phenomenal job, there is almost no day in the week where something isn't happening. "There are two types of residents: those who wait to be entertained, and those who make their own entertainment and make things happen." Noticing there was a vacancy on Saturday evening, he bagan the Saturday Night Comedy Hour featuring Carol Burnett, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Wayne & Shuster, Dean Martin Roasts and more.
"Life without laughs is not life." - Harold Quinn
Doug shares a story about dancing with Carol Burnett during Elizabeth Taylors 50th Birthday party.
"For us now, this is home. When we come home, we come back to Arbour Trails." - Harold Quinn
"Quality of life revolves around still being able to participate in things of interest to you." - Harold Quinn
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The Green Bench is a symbol of elder wisdom. Physically or virtually, the bench invites us all to sit alongside a senior, share a conversation, or give and offer advice.
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.
"The greatest untapped resource in Canada, if not the world, is the collective wisdom of our elders." -Ron Schlegel
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