Music has an incredible effect on both our hearts and our minds. For seniors, particularly those living with dementia, familiar songs from times gone by can remain vivid, triggering memories in a way nothing else can.
The great outdoors have always been a big part of 84-year-old Ivan Halbert’s life. A farmer by trade and tradition, he has spent the majority of his time enjoying the wonders of nature and was reluctant to compromise when it came time to downsize to a retirement village.
In this edition of Baptistcare News, you can read about how the birth of a baby girl is bringing so much joy to residents at Baptistcare Gracehaven. You can also find out about various wellbeing initiatives we are running throughout our residential care facilities, including animal therapy and a visit from the Clontarf Foundation at Baptistcare William Carey Court.