Brewing Joy - Nursing Home's Specialty Coffee Connection

Brewing Joy - Nursing Home's Specialty Coffee Connection

Emily Toering, an activities director at Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Le Mars, Iowa, has become a self-taught barista to bring specialty coffee experiences to the residents. Inspired by a coffee truck visit, Emily realized most residents had never tried drinks like lattes or mochas. Now, twice a week, she prepares a variety of specialty coffees for them, such as toasted caramel lattes and white chocolate peppermint. This initiative not only offers new flavors beyond traditional coffee but also fosters social connections among residents and creates common ground with visiting family members. The coffee mornings have become a highlight, with residents enjoying both the drinks and the conversations, bridging the gap between generations and making specialty coffee a part of their shared experience.

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