On Friday, September 21, licensed Laughter Yoga instructor Jane Fischer, MA, CAS, visited the Lutheran Campus in Jamestown for a lesson on laughter wellness and the importance of humor in the healing process. Registrants from the Warner Place Medical Model Adult Day Health Program attended the event as well as residents from Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program and Lutheran’s nursing home.
As part of the program, Fischer explained what positive changes happen in the body when we engage in laughter including better moods and higher energy and engaged the audience with several exercises to practice the lessons firsthand. Fischer has more than 20 years of experience and leadership in health education and is also a founding member of the improve comedy group The Unexpected Guests.
The event was hosted by the staff at Warner Place, is a community based program designed to provide skilled nursing care and rehabilitation during the day while allowing individuals to remain at home with their family or caregivers in the evening rather than live in a nursing home setting full-time.