Extra Credit-- Volunteering.docx - Whitney Gutsch GERON 315 TU 1:05 Extra Credit Volunteering at Stoneybrook has been quite the experience for me I have

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Whitney Gutsch GERON 315- TU 1:05 Extra Credit Volunteering at Stoneybrook has been quite the experience for me. I have met some of the most amazing individuals, in addition to learning how to play a plethora of card games. I have seen first hand the variances in the aging process. There are residents at different mobility levels from being wheelchair-bound to completely mobile. Hearing each residents story really inspired me to be critically reflective in my own life and my aging experience. Tales from careers and family life made me reevaluate my professional goals and what family means to me individually. Spending time at Stoneybrook also made me feel like something bigger than myself. For some of the residents, our volunteers are the only visitors they get. We are the only contact to a world outside of what they know and what they live. Sure there’s
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