During the 3 week Japanese Homestay Program I arranged for the Japanese girls to visit the Willows Retirement Community. While they were there they sang songs and taught the residents how to do oragami. The were engaged in conversation, talking about Japan and listening to the elderly talk about their lives. This was a time that enabled senior citizens, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to experience Japanese culture. It was an activity that stimulated the senior citizens mentally and physically. It allowed them to think in a way that they would not normally be able to do.