Lakewood Care Center residents offer ‘Wisdom through Windows’
Residents partnered with artists Peg Churchwell and Heidi Jeub through the Springboard for the Arts for the yard sign project.
Earlier this year, Lakewood Health System was selected as a Springboard for the Arts site to launch an Artists Respond: Combating Social Isolation grant project.
Award recipient and rural artists, Peg Churchwell and Heidi Jeub, selected Lakewood Health System Care Center to create a yard sign display called ‘Wisdom through Windows.’ The signs offer joy and solidarity for residents who have endured months of isolation from family and friends, according to a Lakewood news release.
The artists encouraged care center residents to share their stories and bits of wisdom to help design inspirational yard signs to showcase around the facility. A total of 39 residents responded to the call. Common themes of family, health and prayer connected residents.
“Every resident expressed the importance of family; it matters so much to them,” Churchwell said in the release.
Visitors at the care center will begin after a round of negative COVID-19 tests due to a positive case at the center. For more information about the future visits, go to www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/care-center/family-updates/ .
Visitation at Lakewood Pines and Manor is available by making an appointment; call 218-541-0143 during the week and 218-894-4460 for Pines and 218-894-2124 for the Manor on the weekends. More information is available at www.lakewoodhealthsystem.com/assisted-living/family-updates/ .