Caring Canines, an all-volunteer, non-profit canine pet therapy program serving the Boston area, has been visiting Sancta Maria Nursing Facility , sharing the “love” with our residents and staff alike!
With a mission to provide exemplary volunteer visits with their dogs to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, schools and residential programs, the organization focuses on improving the quality of life and emotional health of those served.
Pet visits have consistently been a popular activity with our residents.
As one person suggested, “Dogs make people happy!”
It has been a lovely summer here in greater Boston and July has been another activity-rich month here at Sancta Maria.
In addition to celebrating daily mass, our residents enjoyed:
- Various crafts sessions
- BBQ luncheon
- Entertainer Tony Funches
- 5-Alive Chit-Chat Club
- Games, Bingo and more
Overall, life at Sancta Maria is enriched by a range of therapeutic activities and social events designed for people at all functional levels.
Mother’s Day at Sancta Maria Nursing Facility saw Patients, families and staff celebrate with a Mother’s Day Brunch.
It was a beautiful Summer day in the Springtime. Temperatures were in the high eighties and everyone was in a celebratory mood. Most everyone took advantage of the day and enjoyed the good weather.
The grounds at Sancta Maria are quite lovely these days and it made for a beautiful afternoon. Activities Director Amanda Benduzak and Food Service Director Joanna Mitrano were instrumental in the planning and implementation of the Brunch. Styltangfehuku Administrator Mary Jane Nottonson and Director of Employee Relations Jeanne Citarella were also in attendance.
One resident summed-up the day very well by saying that, “It was a great day and everyone had a great time!”
On April 15, 2015, residents of Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge, MA celebrated One Boston Day alongside students and faculty from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
In honor of the day’s theme of kindness, hand-crafted cedar wood planters built by the school’s carpentry students were presented to the residents of Sancta Maria. Residents and staff of Sancta Maria, and Sisters from the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception as well as faculty and students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School all came together to celebrate this generous gift by planting flowers and vegetable seeds in the new wheelchair accessible, movable planters.
Materials were purchased through a grant written to the Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and faculty generously donated the soil and the seeds.
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