Busy Hands

An elderly person is sitting while knitting a blue project in a retirement home in New Isenburg, Germany.  Elderly people are encouraged to participate in some kind of activity if they can in order to keep from boredom, loneliness, and to show cognitive thought.  This photo reflects the Maplewood Campus because the residents are encouraged to participate in activities daily.  When people participate in an activity they like doing they become happier and more comfortable, which is the mission of the Maplewood Campus.


This photo was taken by Michael Probst, in New Isenburg, Germany, on Tuesday, June 30, 2009.


Probst, Michael. Deu Altenpflede. 2009. AP Images. Web. 10 Nov 2017.

Photographer: Hannah Eliason
Organization: Maplewood Campus
Assignment: 4th CBL photo