At Nazareth Home, our person-centered approach is carried over into our activities. We create an environment based on compassionate caring and stimulating activities that enhance elders’ spiritual and emotional needs.
In early January, we launched a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” group that meets bi-weekly to share heartwarming stories. During the group, selections from the book “Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul” are chosen and read aloud, thought-provoking questions are asked and elders share their memories and life stories. This group allows residents to get involved, form relationships with other elders and staff, share their life experiences and most importantly enjoy each others company.
This group is also an essential tool for promoting socialization and intellectual stimulation. Studies have shown that remaining active and social can play a role in aging well. It’s those connections that help elders thrive.
“It’s a joy to see the elders get involved, share their stories, and most importantly enjoy themselves,” said Bridget Bunning, Director of Pastoral Care & Mission at Nazareth Home. “Personal response from the questions have led elders to remember events that have happened in their own lives and share them with the group.”
The “Chicken Soup for the Soul” group meets every other Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Spalding Square neighborhood at Nazareth Home. Elders and their family members are invited to attend. For more information, contact Bridget Bunning at 502-479-2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.