Sometimes the most rewarding experiences come when you least expect them. Just ask YouTuber HeyFletch, who was hesitant to film this video at Meadowbrook Senior Living facility at first, but was certainly glad he did because otherwise he would not have met some wonderful new friends. He writes:
“My friend asked me to direct a video for/with the elderly residents at the senior living facility where his wife worked. Since I’m in the middle of a project, when the alarm went off on the day we were shooting, I was regretting my offer to help as I ‘didn’t have time’ to do it. However, it turned out to be an amazing day due to the residents…”
“I met a man who was wounded among the first wave of soldiers storming the beaches at Iwo Jima. I met another man in his 90s who was so full of life despite losing most of his family in the Holocaust.”
“I met a woman who’d just turned 100 but seemed decades younger. I met another woman in the Memory Ward who at first didn’t want to dance because she said she couldn’t. But once she started, she didn’t want to stop. And as we were leaving, she came up to me, grabbed my hand, looked me in the eye and a in a moment of total lucidity said, ‘Thank you so much for coming here and visiting us.'”
Knowing some of the stories behind the folks featured in the video makes it all the more special!
If you enjoyed this video you’ll love this one of seniors fighting for their right to party!