Help Us Welcome Mission at Castle Rock to the Registry

April 03, 2017
Suzette Molina

Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, WY joined the Eden Registry on March 23, 2016. Located in the high desert of Wyoming, they are surrounded by rolling green fields and pine trees that provide breath taking views from every window. When you walk into this home, you will notice that it feels different, it feels like a place where people are truly enjoying life together. There are lots of places to sit and read a book and enjoy a warm crackling fire. It is common to see Elders gathered in the activity room doing crafts, puzzles or visiting with friends.  In the warmer months, Elders enjoy gardening in the raised garden beds, walking on the pathway and cooking s’mores on the fire pit.

On Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, there is much ado about hair, as the beauty shop is filled with chatter and energy. Many days the community comes in to use the multipurpose room for dance recitals and various programs. To build relationships with local children, they have partnered with a nearby school to have 25-30 6th graders come into to home every other week. The students and Elders participate in educational and fun activities, and you can be sure there are lots of hugs and laughter.  The care partner employees work very hard to create a Human Habitat where they, the Elders, and their families can thrive, participate, and know that their contributions to this home are honored and valued.

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