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23-Dec-2005, 09:03 AM #1
Talking Christmas Poem for Seniors!
Having worked as a nurse in several long term care facilities...this is so true....funny but true!

Senior Christmas Poem

'Twas the night before Christmas at Rock-Away Rest, And all of us seniors were looking our best.

Our glasses, how sparkly, our wrinkles, how merry; Our punch bowl held prune juice plus three drops of sherry.

A bedsock was taped to each walker in hope, That Santa would bring us soft candy and soap.

We surely were lucky to be there with friends, Secure in this residence and in our Depends.

Our grandkids had sent us some Christmasy crafts, Like angels in snowsuits and penguins on rafts.

The dental assistant had borrowed our teeth, And from them she'd crafted a holiday wreath.

The bed pans, so shiny, all stood in a row, Reflecting our candle's magnificent glow.

Our supper so festive -- the joy wouldn't stop -- Was creamy warm oatmeal with sprinkles on top.

Our salad was Jell-O, so jiggly and great, Then puree of fruitcake was spooned on each plate.

The social director then had us play games, Like "Where Are You Living?" and "What Are Your Names?"

Old Grandfather Looper was feeling his oats, Proclaiming that reindeer were nothing but goats.

Our resident wand'rer was tied to her chair, In hopes that at bedtime she still would be there.

Security lights on the new fallen snow Made outdoors seem noon to the old folks below.

Then out on the porch there arose quite a clatter (But we are so deaf that it just didn't matter).

A strange little fellow flew in through the door, Then tripped on the sill and fell flat on the floor.

'Twas just our director, all togged out in red. He jiggled and chuckled and patted each head.

We knew from the way that he strutted and jived Our social- security checks had arrived.

We sang -- how we sang -- in our monotone croak, Till the clock tinkled out its soft eight-p.m. stroke.

And soon we were snuggling deep in our beds. While nurses distributed nocturnal meds.

And so ends our Christmas at Rock-Away Rest. Before long you'll be with us. We wish you the best.

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23-Dec-2005, 09:07 AM #2
Nice one Marlene, I'm sending it to my daughter who works in a long term care facility
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23-Dec-2005, 09:15 AM #3
She'll love it Jill! If I still worked there...I'd give each resident a copy for Christmas!
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23-Dec-2005, 09:21 AM #4
That is a good one, Angel-Darling!!!! Likewise, I have a very good friend's spouse, who works in such a facility, that might appreciate reading this.
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23-Dec-2005, 09:22 AM #5
Thanks Doc Sweetie!
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23-Dec-2005, 04:02 PM #6
I was a milk man for fourteen years and delivered to five nursing homes most of that time. I can tell you that their employees were over worked and under paid. Despite this, from what I saw, they did their best to take good care of their residents. I bet they would get a good laugh from your parody angel. If I was still in the business, I would print up some copies and hand them out. Nursing homes never close, so employees must work even on Christmas day. Whenever Christmas would fall on a normal delivery day, I would always go out early on Christmas day and make deliveries to all customers where I could gain access (it was much easier than trying to catch up the next day) and this always included nursing homes. On Christmas day I would get goofy and serenade the kitchen staff as I made deliveries. In return I would usually get a fresh cup of coffee (hard to come by at 4:00 a.m. on Christmas day) and a cinnamon roll.
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