Before becoming residents at Judson Services, a continuing care retirement community based in Cleveland, many of its seniors were active fans of local theater. But as they’ve aged, it’s become harder and more inconvenient for them to attend shows.
Members of a church in Illinois spent five days last week slinging burgers, flipping flapjacks and cranking out fried potatoes under the hot summer sun, but they won’t be keeping a dime of the proceeds.
More than 30 community organizations stepped up to help an Ohio nursing home that was hit by a devastating fire this week, supplying everything from pureed foods to pick-up trucks needed to move furniture.
As if going home after a stint in a rehabilitation facility wasn’t exciting enough, the staff at St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center have created a ceremony to make each patient’s exit even more special.
Months ago, Jane Hartstein, a resident of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Long Island, started trying to wean herself off a ventilator in the hopes of making it to her daughter’s wedding in New Jersey.
During her junior year of high school, America Ordonez stepped into Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the first time, armed with a camera, a sketch pad and a box full of paints. Almost a year later, she delivered carefully shaded portraits to four residents, all of whom she’d disarmed with her artist’s focus…