The residents at Nazareth Home Highlands and Clifton have a fun and socially distanced challenge for the greater Louisville community – find our rocks!
Throughout the month of March, elders are painting “scripture rocks” to leave in parks and public spaces across Louisville as a fun way to spread happiness and connect with the community. They are hoping the community will search for the rocks, and then take a selfie with it and post the photo to the Nazareth Home Facebook page with the location the rock was found. The person can then keep the rock or rehide it in another place for someone else to find.
The rocks will have a short scripture quote on them as well as any art that the individual would like to add.
“Since we haven’t been able to have visitors, this is an interesting way to communicate with people out in the community,” said Sister Mary Lee Hansen. “We’re excited to see where our rocks show up and to see who finds them. I hope someone finds mine and posts a photo!”
Roberta Steutermann, Nazareth Home Director of Development, said they’re excited to introduce another option for the elders at Nazareth Home to interact with others.
“We are so excited to embark on this fun project with our elders and with our community,” Steutermann said. “This is a way for one community to engage with another community – all without putting anyone at risk. During this time of isolation, we’re hoping Louisvillians will respond and join in the fun, all while bringing joy to our elders.”The rocks have Nazareth Home’s Facebook name and a request to post a photo. Pictures will be shared on Nazareth Home’s social media accounts.