Episode #11 - Turning the spotlight onto a man who is living an exemplary life. A life in education and theology, leading a life in service and now serving up his own wisdom, laughter, questions, and conversations every couple weeks on the green bench as our podcast co-host.
Listen as we learn a little bit more about Lloyd Hetherington and his life leading up to being part of this podcast.
Lloyd joins us from The Village of Riverside Glen retirement home Guelph. "My life has just blossomed here at The Village of Riverside Glen." -Lloyd Hetherington
Learn about his experience on a move to Zambia where he lived for 11 years. Working with people living with leprosy who got on with living, accepting the situation as it was. "Although I had nothing materially, I had the world around me to get out and enjoy the adventures."
In this episode, we learn about Lloyd's family, his three children, and his grandchildren. He also shares who he looks up to for wisdom and advice saying, "I have many sources, many springs of knowledge that I drink from."
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"Times can change, but things like values and integrity don't have to." -Erin Davis
Lloyd has written a book for himself called 'My Blessings Book' - writing in advice, scriptural blessings, hymns thoughts, and more.
Here are some thoughts and advice for younger generations. Remember who you are, remember your roots, remember your family, remember your church. Be alert to the opportunities to be alive in this day in age, grasp the values that are there, grasp the opportunities and go for them.
"We have something to share and it's our obligation to share our experience with others." -Lloyd Hetherington
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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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