by Renata Paes, courtesy Adventist News Network
A 71-year old Seventh-day Adventist and grandmother in Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s sixth-largest city and capital of the state of Minas Gerais, is helping her peers endure quarantine and separation from friends and family by creating and sharing a high-tech podcast.
Maria Celeste Lopes de Siqueira, 71, with her son-in-law’s assistance, created a Portuguese-language YouTube channel “I'm old, so what? ”. The contents are updated weekly and give tips on how to enjoy the quarantine with quality, feel pleasure in living, reduce anxiety, and recall memories of childhood and youth.
Before each recording, Celeste does a search on the internet to find out what subjects can be interesting to the elderly. She even invites health experts to talk about the topics. The video is edited by a professional and she has the help of her son-in-law to publish on social networks.