by Lauren Chlapaty, Regis Service Learning
Little Sisters of the Poor is a completely different kind of nursing home. It is run by sisters, which makes it a very compassionate place. They truly believe that they are doing God’s work and they take so much pride in that. When I sit down with the Residents at dinner and ask if they like where they live every one of them as said yes. They are all laughing and talking with friends. It is not like other nursing homes that I have seen where all the Residents are just sitting around silent and bored. They have so many activities and so much one on one time that each Resident feels very important. They also make me feel very welcome as a volunteer. Every time I go, they say thank you so much and God bless. As a daughter, I would not feel shame leaving my mother at the Little Sisters of the Poor.