Family and Elder Program Feature Page – May/June 2020
We are grateful for technology during this time to help keep connections alive! Family and Elder Program Volunteer, Alex Cossoff, and Carol, resident at Bethany Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, have been enjoying 30-minute zoom calls once a week for the past month. Knowing how important Carol’s faith is, Alex suggested a virtual church service for Carol to attend!
We are all adapting to this difficult situation and finding ways to stay together. Thank you to our Family and Elder Program volunteers for continuing to find ways to support your adopted family members. Thank you to all staff in nursing homes and assisted living homes for finding time to help nourish these important relationships to keep residents happy and engaged in meaningful relationships.
“I started visiting Carol in late 2019. She requested someone to spend time with her, and I have been lucky enough to have the privilege to be her friend. At first we got to spend time face to face, but now, we do a weekly Zoom meeting. We love to dive into Biblical philosophy and talk about food, and her life growing up in Colorado. My life is more fulfilling and rich with Carol in it.” – Alex Cossoff