Episode #45 - A pleasure to have Shirley Arthur from The Village of Tansley Woods Long Term Care in Burlington join Erin & Doug on the Green Bench to share her #ElderWisdom about public speaking, being in the Salvation Army, and the role of a grandmother.
At the age of 14, Shirley joined the Salvation Army in Montreal. Public Speaking came easy for her, speaks freely from the cuff. Singing as part of a Trio all over her community
"You can't beat love." - Doug Robinson
Shirley shares about being a hands-on grandma to 5 grandchildren.
"I taught my grandchildren many many things, from the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees." - Shirley Arthur
"There is no other great love than the love of a grandma." - Shirley Arthur
An honest conversation on the difference between a grandma and a great-grandma.
Shirley was a Girl Guide Captain for 17 years with a favourite camping grounds at a lake in the Laurentians. A great experince in 1943-1952. A lesson to the Girl Guides to "Always be an example."
If you had to stand up and speak for 5 minutes on anything, what would your topic be?
Shirley has shared her advice and wisdom with future PSW team members and students.
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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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