In What Are Old People For?, Dr. Thomas describes “Reciprocity” in this way, “Protection can, in fact, be given and received among equals. This approach is founded on the principle of reciprocity rather than on the helplessness of the frail in the face of adult vigor.” (pg. 261)
Sarah Hoffman, illustrates this principle through her story of a bake sale at Lebanon Valley Brethren Home. After a devestating flood, the elders got together to help their community. Click on the below video to hear Sarah recount the event:
Sarah– Bake Sale– Reciprocity from The Green House Project on Vimeo.