The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side

The Brighter Side Nursing home employee saves resident's life

Nursing home employee saves resident's life

Authorities and others are hailing a nursing home employee for saving a resident's life after a fire broke out at a nursing home in Logan, UT, on Friday.

The Brighter Side Nursing home goes for world bingo record

Nursing home goes for world bingo record

A Louisiana nursing home attempted to break the world record for longest continuous game of bingo last week, as a way to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

The Brighter Side Seniors capture memories for seniors

Seniors capture memories for seniors

School's out for summer, but Sarina Helmer and Arlene Schmid will always be able to look back on the time they spent together.

The Brighter Side Hippos and tigers and giraffes, oh my!

Hippos and tigers and giraffes, oh my!

Over the last year or so, activities director Randie Duretz has formed a fast friendship with Connie Stine, 69, and her animals.

The Brighter Side Gone fishin' in a Utah parking lot

Gone fishin' in a Utah parking lot

John Gibson had never been fishing, and at his age, getting to a river or out on the boat wouldn't be an easy outing.

The Brighter Side Georgian finally spends a day with her head in the clouds

Georgian finally spends a day with her head in the clouds

At 87, Grace Royal was ready to sign her life away. Forget the risks. She wanted her long-awaited hot air balloon ride above the rolling countryside of coastal Georgia.

The Brighter Side He ate how many?! Wesley scores with chicken-wing chomping contest

He ate how many?! Wesley scores with chicken-wing chomping contest

How did you celebrate National Nursing Home Week? Frank Caruso Jr. ate 105 chicken wings — imagine 52½ chickens' worth — in one sitting.

The Brighter Side Decorated walls and windows warm the soul at New York nursing homes

Decorated walls and windows warm the soul at New York nursing homes

Upstate New York is known for its beautiful vistas, but inside some private rooms at Betsy Ross Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, residents were stuck staring at empty walls.

The Brighter Side From Genesis to Revelation: Nursing home helps break Bible-reading record one book at a time

From Genesis to Revelation: Nursing home helps break Bible-reading record one book at a time

Virginia nursing home resident Nancy Macy had already read the Bible in its entirety three times, but she'd sent her well-worn King James home with family and thought she might not spend time with it again.

The Brighter Side Officer Oliver Davis — age 6 — gets tough on nursing home residents for being 'too cute'

Officer Oliver Davis — age 6 — gets tough on nursing home residents for being 'too cute'

When Oliver Davis goes to visit his great-grandmother at Westchester Village of Lenexa, he comes bearing flowers — dozens and dozens of flowers.