I was fortunate to meet Bill Thomas and learn of his philosophy early on as I began my experience with a long term care facility. It has helped me to define the way I approach my work. I am beginning my 10th year at The Village at Manor Park in Midland Texas. Midland College has a child care center on the property and I care for the children at the facility. I had many years of experience working with children but no experience with nursing homes or an aging population. It took me some time to figure out just what the best plan would be. I have worked with many activity directors that had their own ideas about “activities”. I have come to the conclusion that a lot of activities are not necessary. Put children and Elders together and something magical happens naturally with out any prompting. I call them little moments from God and I am so blessed to be a witness to these little miracles. Thanks for all the work you do on behalf of the Elders we all love.