Elderly people in nursing and assisted-care facilities are often lonely, intelligent, well-spoken, and have a lifetime of experiences to share to anyone who will listen. They are ignored by their families, their friends are often gone, and they would enjoy a visit, even from a young person with a camera who would engage them in conversation, nod appreciatively, and occasionally ask them to turn this way or that, and then take a photo. And their faces are marvelous. If you can make good portraits of the elderly, you can make good portraits of anyone.