On March 19th Brittany Wittman McLaughlin, BS, MFA and certified Therapeutic Art Coach, facilitated a “Remember When” Art Workshop with eleven Independent Living Residents at The Williamsport Home Apartments. Brittany understands the importance of creative self expression at all ages. She shared her knowledge of how art heals, engages the mind, and creates a sense of well-being with the participants.
This was a personal experience for Ms. Wittman McLaughlin as she remembered when she was a little girl and her Great Aunt Dot lived at The Williamsport Home Apartments. She would play at the billiard table - rolling the balls around - in the very same activity room where the class was held. 
The Residents were curious, interested in being creative, and were ready to try something new. Many of them stated that they could not draw, or that they were not artists, but at the conclusion of the session, everyone had a story to tell and a painting to share. Using an exercise in creative visualization, each woman recalled a memory that brought to their mind great joy. Using journaling, they made notes about what they saw and how they remembered this time or event. They made a sketch before taking brush to canvas to illustrate - in either a literal or abstract manner - their joyful memory. Their memories included family vacations, milestones, childhood pleasures and special people in their lives. 
Brittany stated “It was a beautiful experience for me to encourage their creativity and witness their memories in this group setting. I am grateful to have had this experience and I look forward to offering more creative workshops in their community.” The Residents all shared that they enjoyed the experience very much!

The Williamsport Home Apartments are a great place to live! Our Wellness Coordinator, Kaleb Roudabush, keeps things fun, interesting and ACTIVE! He recently introduced "chair volley ball" to our Residents and they love it!! It is a fast paced fun way to spend an hour and so far the only casualty has been a clock knocked off the wall!! We will be having an open house on April 25th from 2PM to 4PM in our Valley View (C Building), come on out and see what living here is like for yourself!

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A very large thank you to all of the kind and generous people who supported The Williamsport Home and Apartments during the Raise the Region Event! We know there many worthy causes vying for your gifts and we are honored that so many of you chose to support us. 

The money will be well spent keeping our beautiful campus even more beautiful for the pleasure and enjoyment of all of our residents. As we age and our world becomes smaller, the view outside our window becomes more and more important. 

It is still winter... and the residents of The Williamsport Home Apartments are still finding fun things to do. Thursday, February 28th, 45 of them got on a school bus and went back to school. Well, not really. They went to Lewisburg High School and enjoyed a matinee of the musical Bye Bye Birdie! The kids there did an amazing job and it was a very professional production. The singing was wonderful. After the play a stop at County Cupboard for dinner was enjoyed by everyone.

On February 12th "B" Building had their Candle Light Luncheon. Everyone commented on how good the steak was and how nice it was to have staff and board members serve their lunches! What is better than good food, good friends and lots of laughter?

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