Interview one or more elder priests to find out about their lives. Ask them about dates, special events, or other important days that they remember. Create a painting, time line, or scrapbook showing these important experiences. Give it to the person you interviewed.
Interview someone who is 70 or older and has a special hobby or skill to share it with your spiritual community, friends or family.
Visit a person in a nursing home or senior center at least two times. Ask her or him about their life, share pictures from your life, teach her or him one of today's songs, a song from your childhood or learn a song from her or his childhood.
Find a way to assist an older person in your community. Help an older neighbor with her gardening, help a friend's grandmother with chores, or read to someone whose eyesight is failing.
With your friends or spiritual community or family, create a list of community agencies, schools, houses of worship, or organizations that help older people. Contact each organization and find out if it allows volunteers. If it does, what commitment is required? Does the organization provide training? Compile this information in a directory. Work with your lead priest or another member of your community to make copies of the directory available for people who want to do service projects.
Find people in your community who were orisa devotees from 1930-1970.Invitethemtosharetheirmemories with you. What has stayed the same in tradition? What has changed?
Visit a nursing home, retirement home, or senior citizens' center. Participate in an activity such as singing or a game or craft session. Or create a special activity that you then share with a group of senior citizens.
Invite an elder priest or priestess to do a cooking project with you. Preparean orisa recipe he or sheenjoyedas a youngster. Ask her or him how orisa food preparation has changed. Put some ingredients that used to be easily available now hard to find. What new kitchen equipment has been invented that makes cooking much quicker and easier?