Maybe it is because seniors have lived so long and seen so much that every conversation is enlightening. Maybe it's their resiliance in the face of the aging process. Or maybe it is simply that my grandparents were such important influences in my life.
All I know is that I can't imagine not having a week go by when I am in a senior care facility. It feels like an honor and a gift.
By the way, that's actually my grandparents on their 60th wedding anniversary--still holding hands.