With it being such a beautiful day outside, we thought it only appropriate to share some scripture and song to help lift us up even higher. Have a blessed weekend!
Isaiah 40: 28-31
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
On Eagle’s Wings1. You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
who abide in this shadow for life,
say to the Lord: “My refuge,
my rock in whom I trust!”
And I will raise you up on eagle’s wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of my hand.
2. The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
and famine will bring you no fear:
under God’s wings your refuge,
God’s faithfulness your shield.
3. You need not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
though thousands fall about you,
near you it shall not come.
4. For to the angels God’s given a command
to guard you in all of your ways;
upon their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
One of the most fun activities we learned during "Activities Anyone Can Lead" with MarySue Moses, Dementia Specialist with Ebenezer, is the "Follow Me' game. It consists of you starting by clapping your hands and telling others to clap along. Then move to different activities such as reach up high, pat your legs, stomp your feet, and saying each of these motions out loud. She made it fun by picking up the pace which made a lot of the staff smile. We hope you were able to take something away from MarySue's training. Tour our campus to learn more!
Another thing our staff learned in training with MarySue Moses is how using this "Beach Ball Globe" to play catch with someone with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia and asking them where they've been? It was a great way to start a conversation and unlock some of those stories that have been hidden away in someone's mind.
Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they're all individuals and they're all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.
Has this thought or something like this ever floated through your head? "I can't figure out how to talk to dad ever since he's developed Alzheimer's Disease". We have a dedicated Dementia Specialist within Ebenezer who goes around and trains staff on how to connect with people living with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Director of Community Relations
Hello friends, my name is Kate and I'd love to share with you ALL of the wonderful things happening at Martin Luther Campus. Be sure to check our Blog, Lifestyle page and Facebook page often to stay updated on the happenings at our community!