The residents of both Willson House and Jason Lee interact daily with the children at the Child Development Center as the Intergenerational program continues to grow. There is nothing like the sight of a 3 year old and a 93 year old sharing a song, a story or a cookie!
Several educational workshops were offered in 2013 to help the community and residents learn how to maintain their memories. Studies show that with daily “brain training” people can possibly prevent or at least delay the onset of dementia in their lives. In 2014 more workshops will be offered. Our website will be expanded to include more recipes for brain healthy eating and fun, exciting activities to help you learn skills and techniques to improve your concentration and memory.
Supporting the caregivers of people who have memory loss will continue to be a focus for us at Willson House. We know that if caregivers are to continue providing care to someone in their homes that has Alzheimer’s or other dementia they need to have the hope and encouragement that support groups offer. Currently there are 6 groups that meet in Marion and Clackamas counties including Woodburn, Silverton, and Wilsonville.
We are so thankful to everyone who has helped us in any way by donating their time, money or talent to make Willson House and Jason Lee Manor wonderful places for our residents to call home. Your support makes it possible for generations to continue to learn and grow together for years to come at United Methodist Retirement Center.