In American life, we think we are most free when we don't need anybody. Exactly what Alzheimer's represents is absolute dependency - That's what we all need to learn - how deeply we need one another.
- Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat . . .We must find each other.
- Mother Theresa, Saint
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer, Missionary
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James, Philosopher
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
- Bil Keane, Cartoonist
All real living is meeting.
- Martin Buber, Philosopher
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Christopher Columbus, Explorer
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
- Loretta Girzartis, Author
You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne, Author (Winnie the Pooh)
Nothing is more revealing than movement.
- Martha Graham, Dancer
A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from.
- Lin Yutang, Writer
Memory Bridge Newsletter
05/09/12 - Memory Bridge Retreat Announcement
We are pleased to announce the 2013 Memory Bridge Teacher Training Retreat and Scholarship!
The training will be held June 23-28, 2013, at the beautiful and contemplative Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Memory Bridge is seeking 12 gifted teachers from across the U.S. to help us grow the Memory Bridge Initiative. The selected teachers will receive full scholarships for the 5-day Memory Bridge Training Retreat.
The Retreat will offer participating teachers an immersion training experience in which they will learn how to facilitate the Memory Bridge Initiative at their home schools. Memory Bridge is an inter-generational service learning program that educates empathy in high school students, while diminishing the emotional and social isolation of elders with dementia.
Learn more about the Training Retreat and scholarship application process on the Memory Bridge website at www.MemoryBridge.org. The application deadline is December 17, 2012.
Prospective applicants may contact Jane Harlan-Simmons at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community with questions.
Are you a teacher who is a "bridge builder" within your school and community? Or do you know someone who is? I'd be grateful for your help in spreading the word!