Bay Path, Ruth’s House Collaborate On Elder Program

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path College and Ruth’s House, the assisted living residence of Jewish Geriatric Services, recently joined together to bring a unique creative and therapeutic opportunity to elder residents.


As part of their clinical and outreach experience, students in the Occupational Therapy and Psychology programs at Bay Path led Ruth’s House residents in a variety of programs designed to enhance cognitive and motor skills and other functional abilities.

The programs included both lectures and activities, covering topics such as music therapy, use of assistive devices, relaxation and stress reduction, and horticultural therapy.