Staff members at Merakey’s East Berlin Behavioral Health Assisted Living Group Home have gone above and beyond, offering compassionate and kindness to consumers in their program, during this time that is creating upheaval to their daily routines.
Program Supervisor Sherry Rosenberg is very thankful for the creativity of all staff at the home, who have made it their collective goal to continue engaging the consumers with a variety of fun activities. Throughout the past month, consumers have struggled with current events, and shown signs of fear and depression. Staff encourage consumers to face their fears and depression with the power of music. The halls of the home are often filled with the sounds of tambourines, hand drums, and voices of those signing their favorite songs.
In addition to music, staff are busy planning games and outdoor activities to keep residents’ minds active. Staff member Cindy Elder brought in corn hole for everyone to play, and on sunny days, staff and residents can be found walking by and fishing at a nearby stream.
Residents were treated to a visit from Sherry’s new puppy, Izzy, a chihuahua. Merakey thanks the staff members at East Berlin Group Home for your continued support of the residents during this uncertain time.