Progress, Visit old people's homes and offer to take them outside so they too can enjoy the onset of spring.
Maarten, posted On May 28, 2012
Tomorrow I will give a dance class to 15 elderly people who are probably in wheelchairs, and this is what I prepared. I hope it's not to simple or to complicated! I don't have much experience with teaching dance to people who are older then me, except my parents, but they are exeptionally advanced dancers :-)
Maarten, posted On May 24, 2012
Remember this dance video I posted some time ago with elderly people dancing on Michael Jackson?? Well, I won't create an entire performance, but upcoming tuesday I will give a dance class to 15 elderly people! Some will be in wheelchairs, some maybe not, so I'll have to make something which is fun either way.
Maarten, posted On May 14, 2012
Yesterday I went to visit Tante Stijnie, she is a very far away relative who I maybe met once when I was a toddler. It was mothersday yesterday and since she doesn't have any children of her own, me and my mother went to visit her (this way I got to see my mom as well! :-)
She was in a good mood, since she recently moved to a new facility she enjoys being taken care of. She doesn't have to cook for herself anymore and there are always people around to help her. She seemed to enjoy our visit and talked a lot about the past (some real personal war stories).
See you next time Tante Stijnie!!
Maarten, posted On May 11, 2012
Currently I'm a little busy with work, so I'll start hanging out with people somewhere next week again... But in the mean time, check out Ben Aaron who is visiting some old friends!
Maarten, posted On May 6, 2012
Today I first had a live interview for Radio 2 for a program called Hemelbestormers. This was nice not only due to the friendly people at the station but also because some listeners called the station since they want to help this month or because they feel like they could use some help or company. So this was great! I will try to contact everybody this week and see what I can organise and who to meet where...
And then together with Diana we went to visit Aad van Driel, who is 89 and is a very modern grandmother!
Maarten, posted On May 3, 2012
This month I'll try to help the elderly, but how to get in touch with those who feel like company or are in need of help?! Help me find them! Do you know somebody? Let me know! If not, share this and help me find them!!
Maarten, posted On May 2, 2012
April was a fun, exciting and challenging month in many ways. There were so many ideas to improve Rotterdam and so many things to do! But for now April is finished and soon I'll make a little video summarizing the entire month... This was fun guys!
The new month
The idea for this month is: Visit old people's homes and offer to take them outside so they too can enjoy the onset of spring. (I changed it a tiny little bit, hope you don't mind Kim?)
I'm going to find an elderly home (preferably somewhere close to Rotterdam) which welcomes me with this idea. So if any of you have a suggestion, let me know, since I haven't been inside of one for a long time.
And then I'll try to help out any way I can, bring them to the park, read, listen, make tea, etc... Depending on what is needed. Maybe even dance a little bit!?! :-)
The dancing starts at 1:37