The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side Door decoration program brings residents' stories, rooms to life

Door decoration program brings residents' stories, rooms to life

Residents of a Canadian nursing home are getting the chance to spruce up their rooms with large custom door decals depicting everything from their favorite landscape to the door of their church.

The Brighter Side Vaudeville performers bring joy to dementia patients

Vaudeville performers bring joy to dementia patients

A group of vaudeville performers is hitting the hospital and long-term care circuit to bring familiarity and fun to patients with dementia. The unique program was recently featured in the New York Times.

The Brighter Side CCRC 'drafts' high school students to help fight staffing woes

CCRC 'drafts' high school students to help fight staffing woes

Atlanta's Lenbrook community teamed up with national high school program Cristo Rey in 2015 to provide work opportunities for students, in exchange for helping pay their tuition.

The Brighter Side Veteran student group delivers care packages, camaraderie to residents of veterans home

Veteran student group delivers care packages, camaraderie to residents of veterans home

Nearly two dozen Clemson University students and employees delivered care packages to a nearby veterans nursing home on Saturday — and they brought something younger vets say their older counterparts don't get enough of: recognition.

The Brighter Side High school students, facility reap benefits of vocational training program at SNF

High school students, facility reap benefits of vocational training program at SNF

It's not often that school buses drop off high school students at a nursing home, or that skilled nursing residents get to watch YouTube videos with young people while sharing stories from their past.

The Brighter Side Football team surprises nursing home residents, escorts them to homecoming parade

Football team surprises nursing home residents, escorts them to homecoming parade

For residents of Winner Regional Long-Term Care in Winner, SD, the local high school football team is a big deal. Many residents attended Winner High School and wear Winner Warriors gear on game days.

The Brighter Side CEO answers hurricane-hit Puerto Rico nursing home's call for help with plane full of supplies

CEO answers hurricane-hit Puerto Rico nursing home's call for help with plane full of supplies

Last month an employee of a Puerto Rico nursing home appeared in an ABC News interview with a desperate request for anyone who was watching: Don't let our residents die.

The Brighter Side Bingo! School girl, 9, raises big bucks for provider with game night

Bingo! School girl, 9, raises big bucks for provider with game night

An elementary school student from Georgia recently held a game night at her church with a simple goal: To raise $300 for local nursing home residents. In the end, her efforts brought in more than four times that amount.

The Brighter Side Irma couldn't wipe out provider's plans to package holiday cheer for homebound seniors

Irma couldn't wipe out provider's plans to package holiday cheer for homebound seniors

For 400 volunteers at MorseLife Health System in West Palm Beach, FL, nothing — not even Hurricane Irma — could get in the way of sharing the joy of the High Holidays with homebound Jewish seniors.

The Brighter Side Dozens of motorcyclists salute veterans with parade to Michigan SNFs

Dozens of motorcyclists salute veterans with parade to Michigan SNFs

The idea of a motorcycle ride to honor nursing home residents who served in the military first came to Colleen Goldman five years ago as a way to grant the wish of a dying resident.