Elders take to the sky in Hot Air Balloon on October 7
30 Sep 10 12:00 AM CDT
Elders at Catholic Charities’ St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center will get an aerial view of the campus in a hot air balloon on Thursday, October 7, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 3320 Benson Avenue on the grounds of The Jenkins Senior Living Community. The wheelchair-accessible balloon will be tethered, lifting passengers 50 feet off of the ground. A cookout for residents, staff, and families will be held at the new pavilion. The event celebrates the opening of Neighborhoods at St. Elizabeth and the staff’s rededication to the philosophy of person-centered life for the elders who make their home here. The core belief is that elders should live in true Neighborhoods and make choices in every aspect of daily living, enabling each one to achieve his or her highest potential. We have created a home here in the Jenkins community, offering a harmonious and pleasant life for the elders who live in our neighborhoods, for the staff who work here, and for family members who visit.
The balloon ride is a gift from CorrectRx, the campus pharmacy, and Assisted Rehab Incorporated that provides physical therapy to the residents.
Catholic Charities has made significant investments at St. Elizabeth’s in terms of the culture change involving the entire staff, their roles, and the physical renovations that make the five Neighborhoods a welcoming home. Nate Sweeney, assistant administrator, says of the balloon lift, “This is a wonderful opportunity for elders to make a memory. They can send a photo to their grandkids showing them that whatever your age, you should never stop growing or rising up in life.”
More information about The Neighborhoods at St. Elizabeth