Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Christian Compassion for Care Communities
SpiritCare Ministry for Seniors provides spiritual services, crafts and activities for senior residences in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, San Francisco and the East Bay. Religious leaders and volunteers, lead services, study groups and hymn sings.
Seniors appreciate craft sessions led by SpiritCare. Volunteers create hand-made gifts such as wheelchair blankets and small quilts. In 2017, 750 blankets or quilts were created.
Pet-owners take their friendly dogs to care homes, comforting residents. Individuals chat with seniors one-on-one, sharing experiences and memories. Groups may also bring games, music or dance to engage seniors.
“Interacting with the Seniors gives me so much joy. I can see the glow of happiness in their eyes as they start talking to me. I see they need somebody to talk with and to listen to their stories. Being here today is very fulfilling.”
“I met some amazing women! This experience is such a blessing! It really is more blessed to give than to receive!”
“Just loving the elders I visited today was a special experience. They shared their concerns and they were so appreciative of hearing about happy family and community activities than the negative news on the TV.”
A young girl, eight years old, wrote to tell SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors that “I enjoyed saying my poem in front of the group of seniors, and playing the piano for them. The residential community was so beautifully decorated and a nice place to visit.”