Here’s a great example of changing aging, from right here at St. John’s Home in Rochester. This was “On the Move” week, supported by a generous gift from Bob and Mary Hastings. Our Generations Child Care has several special events with the elders at St. John’s all week long. Here are some highlights:
Monday: NASCAR Day
The kids put on “pit crew” shirts and decorated the wheelchairs, followed by a series of races. It also made the local news broadcast
Tuesday: Up Up and Away Day
A hot air balloon demonstration, first in the adjacent park:
Then inflated on its side in the Auditorium so kids and elders could go inside the seven story envelope:
Thursday: Water War. This was a hoot and everyone got soaked:
For those who think that life ends when you go through the doors of a nursing home, think again. Many of us are challenging that idea!