As we approach the end of October, we are nearing eight months of learning how to live in a pandemic reality. For families living with dementia, many supports evaporated as day programs closed in order to ensure safety from transmission of the novel corona virus. Following a period of lock-down, we have gone through varying degrees of re-opening, but for many who are at high risk of a severe outcome, the lock-down has essentially continued. It’s my prayer that as families cope with and adapt to this new world that each family member will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit surrounding and comforting when most needed, and that all will find help and encouragement along the way. My heart goes out to all who are struggling.
In the hope that it helps it some small way, I have added some new word searches to the list on our Program Resources page. These are dementia friendly, with large print, and no words in reverse. Topics include Fall Holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, Gardening and Harvest, and a few others. For easy reference, here is a list of the new files, by category.
Gardening and Harvest
If you are in a congregate care setting and would like to provide spiritual care to your elders, I highly recommend http://spiritualeldercare.com where Chaplain Elisa Bosley provides ready-to-use resources for Bible Studies, Worship Services, and Hymn Sings. Check out the Spiritual Eldercare YouTube channel for Videos of Worship Services, as well as Hymn Videos with Lyrics.
Lifting up continued prayer for all families living with dementia, and all living in congregate care settings.
Love in Christ,
Let’s build something together.
God is weaving a tapestry of care
that connects all of us in Grace.
Come. Be part of it.
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