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Kempens Informatieblad Editie Ter Vest – Balen

Posted in Kempens Informatieblad by gvd on November 20, 2014

Balen Social Welfare Office
Residential Care Facility Ter Vest

About “our” house

– Remembrance of things past looms larger than the present for most occupants

– The future is “near”

– Sharing remembrance with other occupants helps to carry the burden of ageing

– “The past” was different and many people feel it was also better

– The past is mostly connected to the last place of residence but one

– The capability of finding one’s bearings is vitally important for people who are losing their sense of time and distance

– Finding one’s bearings usually starts with a reliable point: in this case “our house”

– “The street where we used to live” is for many elderly people like us that ultimate point of contact with reality

– The locating of the names on the street plan will be a point of wholesome discussion:

Maria used to live here, and Karel and Jef there…

Is this spot the Langvennen or the Holsterberg?

– The house will also remain a token of remembrance of the former neighbours

– In this way the building will grow more on them as “their” house

– In each unit there will be a map with the names of the inhabitants

– This map will be affixed by Jef Geys at the occupation.

18 November 2010

JEF GEYS

vertaling; Prof. Dr. Joris Duytschaever

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