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Community and Elder Program Feature November/December 2020

Regis University Women’s Soccer Team

 Personalized Holiday Card

for Nursing Home Elders

The women’s soccer team from Regis University came together to write holiday cards for residents in nursing homes during this holiday season!  Each player included a personalized note with their jersey number as well as a team picture to feature each team member.  We are incredibly thankful for community partners like the women’s soccer team for the love and thoughtfulness they share with our elder care communities!

Regis Student Creates
Rainbow Catcher Kits
 for Elders’ Rooms 

Ann Edelman, Family Nurse Practitioner student at Regis University, created Rainbow Catcher kits and instructions for elders to create in their rooms during this time in isolation.  A rainbow catcher is a hanging decoration, usually displayed in windows, which is used to catch the sunlight and form rainbows or pretty reflections to appear in your room.  They come in all shapes, sizes, and styles but almost always use beads in their designs. 

Ann said, “I absolutely loved putting this project together. How nice it was to feel like my contribution would be adding joy to someone else’s life.”

We appreciate Ann’s creativity and service to our elders during this time. 

Puzzle Drive to Benefit Elders

Dylan Brown, who is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student at Regis University held a puzzle drive in his local neighborhood to benefit residents’ boredom and well-being during this pandemic. Dylan was blown away by the generosity of his neighbors and received more than 50 puzzles to donate to nursing homes in need!   While our hearts are heavy for the current state of the world and the reality in nursing homes, we feel blessed to have volunteers like Dylan and those in his community who come together to provide for our elder care communities.