For the last few years John Conte, from Advanced Home Health & Hospice, has been visiting the Jeanne Jugan Pavilion Residents once a month to collaboratively create a poem. Over the years, John has worked with many seniors at various facilities. The results of their creativity were recently published in a book entitled “Visions of the Past Through Poetry, a captivating collection of poems, has been recently unveiled, showcasing the creative talents of residents from personal care homes across Western Pennsylvania.” John’s workshops with the Pavilion Residents foster social interaction, relaxation, and the evocation of cherished memories through poetry and captivating storytelling. Six poems from the Little Sisters are included in this publication!
Recently John Conte, Emily Morris, and Jon Podlucky, from Advanced Home Health & Hospice, visited the Home for a Book Release Party. Their team brought cupcakes and donated a copy for the book for the Home’s library and encouraged each participating Resident to sign the published work. Everyone involved was beaming with pride.
“Visions of the Past Through Poetry” is available for purchase, offering readers a poignant and inspiring glimpse into the rich narratives of Western Pennsylvania’s elderly Residents. To obtain a copy please visit this amazon link.
The proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to a local non-profit organization, Helen’s Heroes which is dedicated to assisting individuals in our communities who face social determinants of health, with a particular focus on addressing food insecurities among patients transitioning from hospitals or skilled care facilities.