The collective image of aging in the public consciousness tends to focus on the physical changes that occur over time. Yet maintaining one’s wellbeing relies just as much on the emotional as it does on the physical.
St. Luke Lutheran Community in Canton, Ohio, understands this important connection and seeks to lift the spirits of local older adults on a regular basis. To keep things fun, the community plans activities around themed days throughout the year, such as National Senior Health & Fitness Day and National Hamburger Day. St. Luke even partnered with the Raptor Hallow Sanctuary to have owls and other birds of prey stop by for a visit! The same goes for St. Luke staff, who dressed up according to a different theme each day during National Skilled Nursing Week.
The community also incorporates days of service in which it has the opportunity to give back to others. St. Luke staff participated in the Western Reserve Hospital Senior Coalition’s “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” event, where they packed and delivered 150 baseball-themed bags to older adults in the area.
Keeping its residents safe is still the priority for St. Luke. Despite the loosening of pandemic restrictions in the local community, St. Luke still requires all guests to wear masks when entering its facilities. In addition, the community helps to provide resources for anyone who is interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
St. Luke Lutheran Community is a member of Lutheran Services in America, a network of 300 health and human service organizations located in more than 1,400 communities across the United States. Together, the network makes a difference in the lives of one in 50 Americans every year.
Learn more about St. Luke Lutheran Community.
By Christopher Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager