RSP students work alongside Romanian staff to serve the town’s aging generation, many of whom struggle financially and have no family members close by to support them. Having given the best years of their lives to build up the communist state, they now live on tiny pensions which often force them to choose whether to spend their money on food, heat or medication. Veritas offers four drop-in programs for senior adults in various neighborhoods and visits to those who are homebound. At these Elderly Clubs students serve refreshments, join in table games, assist with crafts, and provide hand massages and light aerobic exercise. They are challenged to suggest and lead activities which will stimulate brain cells and fun interaction. Pre-med students have assisted in monitoring blood pressure and medications. Students initiated a festive get-together for members of all four clubs several times a year – now a regular feature on the Veritas calendar. Elderly Club is an encouraging environment for students to practice their Romanian, as the elderly are very patient and thoroughly enjoy the relationships formed with the young Americans. Some students have particularly enjoyed visiting more frail elderly in their homes, and during the course of the semester have developed friendships where they could visit and chat, and perhaps help with some practical tasks, without need of a translator.