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Friday, October 14, 2022

Nursing Homes Still Haven’t Recovered from Pandemic Loneliness

Ministries double-down on efforts to build community in the wake of debilitating isolation.
Emily Belz in New York

Inside an Upper East Side nursing home on a September Sunday, Mimi Weinstein, who organizes and leads a weekly worship service there, bounced from resident to resident. She handed out bulletins and greeted people by name while shaking a tambourine. Two dozen residents showed up for the service, filling the activity room. Weinstein’s husband, Jerry, sat down at a baby grand piano, the top propped up with a copy of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, and started playing worship songs.

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