“Spiritual care is huge for all of us, not just our residents,” says Hutch Walch, Director of Spirituality for The Goodman Group. “One of the most important parts of this program is mindfulness. It’s about not worrying about yesterday, and not even thinking about tomorrow, but to just enjoy the day ahead.”
Hutch says the Soaring for Seniors program starts by assessing needs and offering support. “We’re intervening, and we’re connecting residents with programs,” he says. “We’re spending hours with them and we’re reconnecting them with family.”
One of the things that Hutch has noticed is that residents aren’t just willing to discuss some of their challenges, they truly appreciate those conversations.
“They’re honored to be asked those questions,” he notes. “They are thinking of things that they haven’t thought about, in some cases, in 60 or 70 years, and they want to deal with these things.”
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