Home is Where the Heart is! Around the World 2023 aims to entirely refresh and modernize our outdated 2000 Misericordia Place personal care home, where our incredible residents and MHC staff live, work, and adventure in!
Resident Ralph Johnson has always wanted to walk along the Great Wall of China. That’s why he was the first to arrive to an “Explore China!” educational and sensory session presented by Misericordia Place’s recreational team in the first-floor multipurpose room.
“I especially would like to see the Great Wall of China,” said the 84-year-old, smiling, “And travel around the entire country.”
Recreation’s sensory event involved seeing, smelling, tasting, listening and feeling all things about China – dragon dances, traditional music and costumes, and, of course, delicious refreshments!
While Ralph is dreaming of China, recreation facilitator Rael is imagining an even larger multipurpose room – a grand room, if you will.
“These cultural sessions would be even better if we had more space for everything,” says Rael, while handing out dumplings and spring rolls. “It would have been great to invite dragon and lion dancers.”
Fortune cookies rounded out the resident’s Chinese culinary adventure. Ralph read his fortune for all to hear: “A good deed will make you feel good.”
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