It is said that the partridge shows up as a spirit guide when you are working to gain new knowledge as well as when you are experiencing a situation in which you are in need of care. With that sentiment, it surely seems fitting for a chukar partridge to visit us here at Juniper Village at Mount Joy while we navigate our path forward. We warmly welcome its presence and graciously accept the wisdom and care it brings. This new neighbor, “Namos” as one resident has lovingly named the bird, can often be seen foraging about among the hostas and black-eyed Susans, or sunning on the stone wall of the front porch. If you sit quietly and listen close you just might hear the “chuck, chuck, chuck” of this partridge’s call. The partridge has become the talk of the village as residents and associates alike look forward to catching a glimpse each day. Perhaps the wisdom and care gifted to us here is to simply suggest that we open our eyes, and look with wonder at the beauty all around us.
At Juniper, we believe it is important to nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits. One of the ways we appreciate the beauty around us and within us is through our REfresh program. We invite you to take a mindful moment with us by visiting our Virtual REfresh resources.