Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted its friendship volunteers, elder friends and St. Joe’s veterans and first responder residents for lunch and a game day at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake this past Wednesday. Guests enjoyed new, reimagined versions of classic board games such as Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, and Life. The purpose of this event was to help ease the isolation and loneliness experienced by people of all ages, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Mercy Care’s mission is to enhance the fullness of life for elders living in the community. “Creativity in Aging” events are designed to offer elders the opportunity to stay connected to their community. These programs are open to all Mercy Care volunteers, parish nurses, elder friends, as well as volunteers and elder friends from Mercy Care’s mission extension partners.
The event was filled with laughter and conversation as Mercy Care friends and St. Joe’s residents shared stories, food, and fellowship. The next Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer Training Program is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2024 in Tupper Lake. Those interested in becoming a Mercy Care friendship volunteer or parish nurse or those who are an elder in need of services can contact Katherine Rhodes at 518-523-5585, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Mercy Care’s website.
Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is located at 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid.