An innovative approach to the care of our elder sisters began recently in the Health Care Center of Holy Family Home, Melbourne. Providence Activities, based on a Montessori approach to learning stimulates mental, physical, emotional, artistic and social skills. Volunteers will use various activities emphasizing the whole person.
Research has shown that the Montessori approach to learning can be used on all levels of education. The Providence Activities Room has a prepared environment and sisters can be assisted individually or as a small group with activities set up in categories to include religious, daily living, sensorial, math, language and cultural.
At times, there will be food preparation or an outside activity in the adjoining Mary Garden.
“Great things have small beginnings; begin with little!”
(Jean Martin Moye, Founder of the Congregation of Divine Providence)