The Brighter Side
The Brighter Side
Record delivery man Bob Knutson doesn't have any training in music or music therapy. For many years, he didn't even have an especially good ear for it, much less a passion.
Living the dream, thanks to team: Resident completes mother-son dance with help from nursing home staff
It's not unusual for nursing home staff to help a resident walk again.
Daring to dream with her team: Resident completes mother-son dance with help from nursing home staff
It's not unusual for nursing home staff to help a resident walk again. But when that resident has a rare neurodegenerative disease and wants badly not to just walk but to dance at her son's wedding, that's a goal requiring true teamwork.
Just before Easter, residents at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center adopted a furry new friend, a 2-year-old "rescue" bunny blessed with beautiful, floppy ears — but no name.
About 20 seniors at Chestnut Knoll Residential Care and Memory Care are planning to rock some strangers' lives, one lilac or Kelly green stone at a time.
About 15 residents of Liberty Care and Rehabilitation in rural Casey County, Kentucky, have been busy prepping their two-year-old garden since early February, lettuce leaves and broccoli stalks already emerging from the soil by the first day of spring.
Roland Fernandes has been ministering to Christians for 35 years, but on a snowy day in upstate New York last week, he said a special prayer for a 91-year-old woman under his care.
Remaining social can be a struggle for residents who are grappling with dementia, but one senior-care provider may have found a way to alleviate it.
Volunteer Sandy Cambron did her best to rekindle parental love among dozens of memory-impaired residents at Kentucky's Park Terrace Health Campus — one lifelike baby doll at a time.
Seven couples at a Massachusetts nursing home renewed their vows during individual ceremonies last week, part of an annual effort to honor lasting love.