Franciscan Ministries Introduces “Hope Rises”

As the world begins to recover from the pandemic and we reopen our senior living communities to visitors, we want to share with you our Hope Rises initiative.

Hope Rises shares inspirational stories from Franciscan Communities’ employees, residents and family members in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the country seems to be held hostage by fear, confusion and uncertainty. Combine that with the contradicting opinions between the government and healthcare officials, quarantine restrictions, and reports of uncertainty from the general population, and you have what has become a perfect storm.

Franciscan Ministries sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, has developed an initiative, inspired by our philosophy of Living Joyfully, called “Hope Rises”. Hope Rises will chronicle the quiet, untold stories of the healthcare workers and residents from our senior living communities. As stated by Judy Amiano, President and Chief Executive Officer “The purpose of Hope Rises will help bring awareness to the positive and inspirational stories from our senior living communities. It’s meant to celebrate the resilience and spirit of the human condition, where kindness, good works and compassion are what truly matters to overcome any obstacle.”

Check back later for updates! For more information about Franciscan Ministries, call (800) 524-6126.

Visit Franciscan Ministries Hope Rises for all of the Ministries stories.


June 2020

Highlights from Linda McClusky, Marian Village

Life Enrichment has been given the opportunity to document our residents answering simple questions about their lives and days.

The One Day app, a video application, was used by our Life Enrichment Aides, to enhance one-to-one visits during our quarantine time.

The residents have also been excited to use the ap! Lights! Actions! Camera!

The response from the families has been an outpouring of gratitude stating that the family members look and sound, and thanking Marian Village for everything that we are doing for them.

Residents using One Day app