(Staunton, IL) The Senior Life Solutions Program at Community Hospital of Staunton went above and beyond in spreading Halloween cheer among their patients. Both patients and Program Staff got into the spirit of the holiday by donning creative costumes, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun. During the group therapy session, participants embarked on a meaningful exploration of their emotions. They engaged in an activity where they designed masks to outwardly represent their feelings, a powerful visual representation of their emotional experiences. This exercise provided a safe space for them to express their innermost emotions, shedding light on the complexities of their mental well-being.
The session delved further into the intricacies of simultaneous mixed emotions, offering a platform for participants to articulate feelings that may be challenging to express verbally. The group members bravely shared what they wished their close friends and family members understood about their emotional journey, fostering a deeper sense of empathy and connection. The day culminated in a heartwarming popcorn gathering, creating a relaxed and enjoyable environment where participants could unwind, savoring both the popcorn and the bonds they had formed with one another. The celebration not only highlighted the Senior Life Solutions Program's commitment to holistic care but also underscored the importance of open dialogue and mutual understanding in the healing process.