Students from the CWRU Multimedia Storytelling class spent the semester at the Eliza Bryant Village Nursing Home in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland. Here are a few of the stories they collected over three years inside the nation’s oldest continually-operating African-American nursing home.
One class asked residents the same question: If you could relive or change one moment in your life, would you?
Some students were surprised to hear the sounds of a bowling alley inside one of the common rooms at Eliza Bryant. Their inquiries led to “The Misfits” — an extraordinary bowling team.
While many residents have limited mobility, Ludel Dennis compensates with unending energy as she roams the halls looking for another patient to share a smile.