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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Working with elderly people

Hello dear readers,

Sorry for having neglected my blog and for not visiting many of your blogs for a while.

Shortly after the corona restrictions were lifted, another trouble landed on us here in Israel.  Missiles were fired from Gaza in all directions, regardless of children and elderly people. Alarm sirens sounded at all hours of the day and night. It was necessary to go down to the shelter or stay in a protected space within the building. There are no protected spaces in our building except for an underground shelter. Since the elevator must not be used during an alarm, and of course, going down from the top floors down to the shelter in 3 minutes with babies and small children on our hands is an equally dangerous operation, most of the tenants, including myself, preferred to stay in the apartments and hope we would get out of it safely.

I started working with people at the daycare for the elderly center in May.  There was very little interest at the beginning. I brought along some of my miniature items that I found easy to create, but they couldn't believe it possible for them to learn.  So I took out some pipe-cleaners and began to make tiny puppies and kittens.  This was a huge success.  Now even the gentlemen want to make them.

It took a few weeks and here I can show what we already finished.

The pitcher is recycled from a poster advertising apartments sale which I found hanging on my door. These posters are ideal for pitchers since they are already colored and shiny. 

After noting that the flowers were really not difficult to make and learning to use paper punches and how to shape and cup the petals they became very enthusiastic and we were able to fill recycled poster pitchers with dozens of flowers. I was too busy to take photos. I'll do it next time I'm at the center.

A very warm welcome to the new followers of my blog. Thank you for your interest.

I wish you, all my dear readers, a very nice and safe weekend with blessings.


  1. Dear Drora, I am glad you are safe! It is scary to hear of the violence. I am so glad you have been able to work with the old folks at the Care center... and that they have discovered what fun it is to make tiny things! The puppies and kittens are adorable! Stay safe and keep making minis! :)

  2. Good to read your post, dear Drora, and that you're safe.
    I already thought your absence had to do with the issues in your country and Gaza.
    Regarding your work at the elderly care: what a very good idea to start making animals out of the pipe cleaners. Also using material such as a poster for pitchers shows your creative talent.
    The elders will be so happy you visited them again, it's so very kind of you to do this.
    Have a lovely weekend too, dear Drora, and blessings to you.
    Hugs, Ilona

  3. I have often thought of you during the troubles and I'm glad to read that you are safe and well. What you have done with the elderly people is great it must be so rewarding for you to have managed to make them interested in making miniatures.

  4. Drora I can't tell you how good it is to see your post and to know that you are safe - I have been thinking about you so much over the last few weeks. I am so glad to know you are well!

    It is truly wonderful that the center's residents have taken so well to your creative activities! What lovely things you have chosen to have them make! There is nothing better for the soul than finding hidden talents in ourselves at all ages, and your efforts have given that to them! It's wonderful!

    I hope that the tensions in your country will settle down. I can't imagine how scary it must be for you and everyone you love to live in that kind of stress.
    I know you trust God with all your heart, and we will keep you in our prayers.
    Many blessings to you dear Drora!

  5. Me alegra que las personas mayores al fin se interesaran en las miniaturas! tienen que sentirse muy bien al crear esas pequeñas maravillas!

  6. I'm so glad you're safe.

    we've been worrying about you, and it's good that you're still able to enjoy minis and spread the wonder of your hobby even during all the insanity.

  7. I am glad you are safe and well. You are a very kind person for taking care of the elderly. They are so often forgotten. It's amazing that they have found interest in craft making! This is so good for them because creative manual activities are rewarding mentally. I wish you a lot of happiness working with
    them and also, peace for your country.

  8. דרורה יקרה
    מחמם את ליבי שאת מוצאת לך את הכוח לעבוד עם קשישים,ולשכנע אותם שהם יכולים!
    הרבה בריאות

  9. It's good to see a post from you and to know that you are fine... And even caring about others again - so great that you were able to keep up with your wonderful work with the elder people. So good that you could convince them to give it a try, well... kitties and puppies are always attractive. *smile* I have no doubt the old folks had loads of fun and were amazed finding out what they are still able to do and what possibilities are in for example a poster.


  10. Your enthusiastic craft working with the elderly is very inspiring and must mean such a lot, especially during the troubles you are all enduring. Stay safe - thinking of you all.

  11. Cuánto me alegro de ver que estás ben y a salvo . Seguro que pronto las minis atraparan a muchos en el centro social. Cuídate,besos

  12. I'm glad you're fine my dear.
    It's fantastic your miniature work with the elderly people.

  13. Es estupendo que finalmente hayas encontrado algo que enganchara a todos a trabajar en las minis. Siempre lo duro es el comienzo
    Sería maravilloso que la violencia desapareciese .

  14. Es fabuloso que puedas encontrar tiempo para compartir tus enseñanzas con la gente mayor y disfrutar de la creación de pequeñas miniaturas con ellos.
    Cuídate, la guerra es la mayor monstruosidad que el genero humano ha creado.
    Un saludo

  15. I have been reading the international news with concern, Drora, and even tried to read up on the history of the conflict. I am embarrassed to say that in some departments my education is lacking. Now that I know a bit of the history, I am even more confused as to what the solution could be. It is so terrible for you that you have to live in dangerous circumstances.
    As for working at the senior center, this is a brilliant idea and I'm glad that after the initial resistance, you managed to wear them down and now have enthusiastic subscribers. As long as we find enjoyment in small things, whatever they are, life is worthwhile.
    I am sending you lots of good wishes and an appeal to the world that all nations stop hostilities against one another.