Senior Sippers – San Diego

Dharlene Marie Fahl

Specializing in Tea Tastings For Seniors

Informative, enlightening, entertaining and tasty!

Many Themed Events to Choose From

Tasting Teas from all over the world!

 Is our “Greatest Generation”

becoming a ‘FORGOTTEN GENERATION’?

Anchorman, Tom Brokaw coined the phrase; GREATEST  GENERATION. This refers to those born during The Great Depression and this generation – “rebuilt America into a superpower.” And now, for the most part, they have become a forgotten generation.

But not by me – I bring them TEA!

I serve them – educate them – entertain them and honor them – with tea.

In two years of bringing tea into senior communities, I cannot tell you of the joy this has given me. I come from the prairies of Saskatchewan with both parents born during the Great Depression. I heard stories of this time period my whole life and most of these were not good stories. Oh, yes, they were part of the big ‘dust bowl’ as well. Most of Saskatchewan was blown away at the same time as the plains of America were being grabbed by this dusty wind terrorist. This was a generation that grew up knowing true hardship, and despite all of that, they were the ones that put North America back together at the end of World War ll and turned it into a “superpower.”  And now what has become of them?

Most are in senior communities in your state, in your city and even right there in your neighborhood. With the upper ages of the Baby Boomers now joining these senior communities – guess what? A whole lot of folks are now ready to sit down and enjoy tea and a whole lot of folks are longing for attention and affection. Some senior communities bring me in twice a month – this means I see some of them – most of them – more often than their own families.

Does our Greatest Generation deserve to be forgotten? Heck no!

Can a cup of tea put a smile on their faces? You bet it can! I have seen it over and over again. One joy-filled hour can do the human heart and soul so much good. To hear this at the end of a tea talk and demonstration, “I have lived for over 80 years and I learned more about tea in one hour than I knew in my whole life time,” brings me tremendous delight.

I do not sell tea to our seniors – I spoil them and make them feel special for one hour of sipping tea – and they totally deserve it.

My mother came from a family of 13 children and my father from a family of 8, so at many of my events it is as if I am looking at all my aging uncles and aunts, so it feels very much like home, and I know this is what our seniors miss the most. A sense of home, of company, of taking out the ‘good’ dishes and serving something special and serving it with love – and that’s what I do – and I do it with TEA.

“We have had the privilege of having Dharlene Marie Fahl here three times at our Center for her fascinating program on tea. Our seniors have greatly enjoyed learning about how the history of tea, how it is processed and tasting the different flavors of teas from various regions of the world. It has been a fantastic and unusual learning experience and was very well attended.” – Melinda Wynar, Program Coordinator North County Inland Older Adult Center, a program of JFS

“I am the Activity Director at the Springs of El Cajon. I feel I was the lucky one when Dharlene Marie Fahl came into my Community to present her Tea story. My residents loved her and all the information she brought. What fun we had tasting the teas! We certainly are going to have her again because the word is out on what a great presentation she gave. I encourage everyone to have her come to your Community. You will not regret it.” – Cindy Boulanger, Activity Director

 

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