maybe whe ought to sticky tis one just to see what kind of response we get and maybe work on setting up an outing. I volunteer at a place here in the springs and alot of the older gentleman in there would do anything to get to go fishing lol I know they ask me all the time if they can go with me.
Ha Ha, well I'll take some old fart fishing if he'll take me next time.
Seriously, though, there may be some liability issues to be aware of. I had a social worker in Minnesota call me one day and ask me if I would take this old guy fishing and get him into a mess of crappies, he just missed his crappies more than anything in the world.
So I said sure, and took him out in the boat to a nice honey hole and got him his limit of big crappies. He was out of his mind.
Then as we were getting out of the boat, a leg gave way out from under him and he bounced off the dock and pitched headfirst into the water and I had a hell of a time fishing him out. He hurt his back and spent two weeks in the hospital just because nobody warned me that he would sometimes fall down due to a sudden weakness in his leg.
I felt pretty bad about it, but I'm still not sure I'd be competent to ask the right questions if the situation came up again.
I think if I took somebody out again, it would be nice, easy-access shore fishing until I got to know the person better. Not trying to throw any wet blanket on the idea, no indeed, just saying be aware of possible problems.
there's a guy down here in pueblo that tried to start a group called Let's Go Fishing. volunteers would take groups of 6 elders on the lake on a pontoon owned by the organization on monday, wednesday, and friday. i volunteered for the wednesday trip. but the sad part is none of this ever happened because of poor organization and no funds. kinda sad. but to answer the question, i would take someone(or 6).
AZBasser - we talkin' "person" or "gentleman". Aside from W.E. and Jay's comments, I got issues.
When I get old enough, and if I have to be put in a retirement community as a single gentleman, my goals and aspirations are to flirt and harass every nurse there (what else is there to do?). I feel I'll be old enough and I'll have a right to. Been planning this since I was about 16 years old. If I get one chance to go out, then I'm takin' a woman of my age with me. That would mean at least two with a chaperon.
Yes, I'll take someone out - if it's a couple, I'd have to insist on a P.G. outing.
Depends on circumstances and shape of the person. If they can get around on their own with a wheelchair or walk sure thing. I'm in my 30's but not in great physical shape (bad back that needs surgery) to help someone with walking. I know one day I will be that old person and will need assistance.