My Apprenticeship in Ecuador

Helene Farrell Bee


March 30, 2017

Hola! 
I have been apprenticing at Centro Gerontologico Juan Pablo II for the last 7 months. As part of my responsibilities, I visit the elderly in surrounding communities during the morning. We do crafts, eat a snack, and chat. After we return to the center, I help prepare lunch for the 20-40 elderly people. At the end of the day, I help my coworkers prepare for the next day's crafts and activities. 
Working with the elderly has been extremely rewarding. They are so caring and affectionate. Every day I am greeted with smiles and nicknames. They include me in games of bingo and play the guitar for me. I have gained so many skills and have received so much from my time here. 
Look out for my next post! It will consist of a series of pictures. 
Helena 

Helene Farrell Bee