When We Are Connected to Each Other We Thrive
In his book Being Mortal, Medical Doctor Atul Gawande describes the story of Bill Thomas, a man who in the 1990s started working as the medical director of Chase Memorial Nursing home in the town of New Berlin, NY. He was only thirty-one with little or no experience in eldercare. With his newcomer's eyes, Bill was shocked by "The Three Plagues" of nursing home existence: boredom, loneliness, and helplessness. His plan was simple: start bringing gardens, children, and pets into the nursing home. ...
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