Helping the elderly

Eva Waedt

The Munich-based Kreszentia Stift retirement and nursing home hosts an annual festival for its 250 residents, staff and permanent volunteers. On 18 July, 16 colleagues from Aspen’s German and European offices were eagerly assigned to assist with the festivities by lending a hand with the catering, cleaning, decorating the tables and tending to the garden. We also sponsored the purchase of therapeutic equipment which will be used to activate and enhance the mobility of the residents and patients. A wonderful lunch was enjoyed with the residents and staff in appreciation of our participation. Working at the home was very rewarding and we were amazed at how grateful the community was for what we considered to be a small contribution. Having experienced the day-to-day activities of the home, we all left with renewed appreciation for those workers who provide geriatric and nursing care to the patients on a daily basis.