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'You gotta keep laughing': Emmanuel Nursing Home residents rediscover the joy

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There can oftentimes be a dreary stigma attached to nursing homes.

"Our society as a whole thinks that nursing homes are just a place where people go to die," said Emmanuel Community Chaplain and Spiritual Care Coordinator Vicki Marthaler. "They can't take care of themselves; their family can't take care of them."


But Marthaler says what people don't realize is that more and more elderly in nursing homes like Emmanuel are embracing life in a way they didn't always do.

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