Winter Park launches debate series to promote critical thinking among nursing home residents

Both sides of the “ghost” question were vigorously debated at Winter Park Care & Rehab, and then the debate was judged by a jury of residents.

One goal of the program was to promote clear and critical thinking among residents of the nursing home.

Participation was high and varied opinions were voiced by staff members and residents. Evidence for the “pro” side was presented by our administrator, Jose Alicea, while the “con” side was defended by Chaplain Larry.

We used our reasoning abilities and thought long and hard. On the “pro” side, notice the two pictures and look for the “orbs.” Chaplain Larry, meanwhile, countered with 25 reasons why ghosts don’t exist. The debate was deftly moderated by Admissions Director Jennifer Baker. The jury of residents decided that the “pro” side won the day and the decision came down in favor of Jose Alicea and his argument for the existence of “spirits.” Chaplain Larry took the resounding defeat in stride as Jose was a gracious victor. We plan to debate other topics in the future and include the residents directly in the debate.

P.S. To see the “orbs,” look carefully to the left in each pic for a circle with a faint pattern in it. One pic was taken in a tunnel, another in a cemetery; both were snapped by Jose.

– Larry Limbaugh, Chaplain