LOCAL CHARITIES, NATION IMPACT
Wartburg provides superior elder care, delivered with dignity, compassion and respect.
Part A - Wartburg - "Creative Aging, a New Model of Elder Care" Wartburg's mission is to provide superior care, delivered with dignity, compassion and respect. Wartburg in Westchester, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior care services to both residents and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach means they are there for the whole family. At Wartburg, the vision of healing and hope is upheld through care that touches on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. . . and it has been for nearly 150 years. Through interviews with the artists who share their expertise and knowledge with Wartburg seniors a new theme emerges that becomes the moral of the story. Wartburg's model helps the artist as much as the seniors by providing more than a supportive community in which to work. What we discover is that their art grows when they have an opportunity to share. And ultimately, the entire community becomes a better place to live for everyone. The moral of the story is that when you create a circle of creative giving everyone benefits. Part B - Historical Society of Pennsylvania - "Bringing History Alive in the 21st Century" Historical societies began to spread beyond the eastern seaboard in the mid to late 19th century, driven primarily by a desire to preserve the culture of a local city or town. The founders of these organizations, who were often educated men from the professional classes, sought to preserve important documents and manuscripts that offered insight into the communities' roles in important events and relationships with famous people. This is the story of how that early, culturally narrow, view has evolved into a broad and inclusive approach to local and national history. It is also the story of how a historical society can evolve into a critical cultural institution in the digital age. With Dr. Talbott as our guide, what unfolds are three interwoven stories. The first is a person who has discovered a powerful link with her familial past. Next, a high school student uses the library for research on a class project. The third story is centered around the staff of the library and the tools they are developing to make the collection available in the digital age.