RADIO: Helping the Elderly 'Stay Tuned' since 1947
Vices such as watching television, reading a good book or wallowing for half a day with toast n coffee over the Sunday paper is simply no longer feasible.
Popping on the 'wireless' therefore makes perfect sense!
Earplugs or headphones are superbly handy for many of the hearing-impaired elders I visit at their homes. (They're also a godsend for the spouse who otherwise gets stuck tolerating the din!)
"Jeee-zuz, Ref...my wife's gotten pregnant from less contact than that!"
|If I turn that nob THIS way.... |
and then twist this nob THAT way....
DO YOU COPY?
And it doesn't matter how ridiculously enormous the knobs on their radios are, or how basic the design or how simple the technology is to operate... THEY WILL STILL FIND A WAY TO STUFF UP THE SETTINGS!
(You mean you CAN'T whistle to Spiderbaits' toe-tapping version of 'Black Betty'?)
(Just static was 'playing' in this lovely lady's living room)
(Alice Cooper, anyone?)
('Eye of the Tiger'... good for what ails ya)
(Led Zeppelin at brekky time for a 'Whole Lotta Love')
(Let's just hope he doesn't actually end up "Burning Down the House')
(Who DIDN'T get their kids to sleep with that lovely 'Smoke on the Water' lullaby?)
Let's face it, as someone clever once said: "Radio: It's like TV, only the pictures are better”.
Which explains, in relation to my Beloveds intent on keeping their minds stimulated as they age, why I seem to be always adjusting their knobs!