Last week, I witnessed as a crawling baby wandered over to an older gentleman. His face lit up as he opened his arms up to welcome this happy little one into his lap. This brief, quiet interaction was extremely powerful as two different generations shared each others joy.
The Chaparral House in Berkeley is a special place to visit. And now they are inviting babies into their 'house'!
Here is a flyer they sent out:
Visit our elders with your Babies!
Come visit weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Sit in a common area or visit a few residents in their rooms and watch the joy you and your baby bring to
the faces of our elders.
Baby & Mom’s Groups: Come visit our elders!
Pregnant Women: Share the experience of your pregnancy with our residents
Contact Erika Shaver-Nelson
To Schedule Your Next Visit!
Chaparral House is a non-profit skilled nursing community that provides the highest quality of residential healthcare to Berkeley and the extended community.
Our residents range in age form 60 to 100. Many of our residents have limited vision and are hard of hearing, most use wheelchairs for mobility and some are confused or forgetful. Our residents have led active lives, traveling to foreign countries and being active in community affairs. Our residents have worked as college professors, doctors, teachers, scientists, artists, homemakers and volunteers.