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Hands can tell the stories of our lives and act as a symbol of what we’ve done, where we’ve been and what we’ve seen. That’s why Waltonwood Cary Parkway, a premier senior living community located at 750 SE Cary Parkway, partnered with Community Home Care & Hospice to tell the stories of its assisted living and memory care residents through “The Hands Project.” The first photo session was recently held. Residents gathered around a table to write their autobiography after team members at the community helped residents pose their hands as a photographer captured the moment. The ongoing project will be completed by Thanksgiving. Each resident received a framed custom 8x10’’ black-and-white portrait of their hands with their autobiography.

The project is an interactive activity for seniors which is designed to tell the story of their lives. It allows for them to reminisce and share accomplishments or special times that made them who they are today. The photos will also be presented to their families as keepsakes. A picture is worth a thousand words, and this project is a fantastic way to help residents and their families keep their memories alive. The Hands Project gives a voice to those stories that have been left untold. 

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