Comfort and Relief: Geriatric Therapies for our Sisters

Comfort and Relief: Geriatric Therapies for our Sisters

“We Sisters sit for long periods during the day as we pray, go to Mass, or watch TV at night. This therapy is so wonderful. It gets us moving again.”  Sister Rosa Suazo, OSF. Age: 90


In December 2023, we began offering specialized therapies to our elderly Sisters to help relieve the anxiety, pain, and muscle stiffness associated with osteoarthritis, neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and dementia. These treatments include acupuncture, movement therapy, aromatherapy, and paraffin wax treatment (hands). 

Each week up to six Sisters receive these therapies, which take about 10 to 20 minutes per Sister. They provide our Sisters with relief from pain, swelling and muscle stiffness. They also improve circulation and sleep quality, enhance joint flexibility and mobility, lower blood pressure, and reduce anxiety, confusion, and agitation. 


The monthly cost to provide these therapies to six Sisters is $480. Unfortunately, Medicare and Medicaid do not cover these expenses, requiring our Sisters to draw upon their limited savings. At the same time, more Sisters are asking for these therapies, straining our budget. 

Your generosity can bridge this gap, enabling more Sisters to benefit from these life-enhancement services. Your donation is a wonderful gift to our Sisters, who have dedicated their lives to lovingly serving others. To donate, click here.

Thank you for your kindness!

“This therapy has been so helpful at relieving all the tension I keep in my neck and shoulders. I sleep better and the therapy helps with my arm exercises and muscle stiffness.”  Sister Clara Styger, OSF at age 91


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