The Country Store, located on our second floor adjacent to the ever popular Ice Cream Shop, is an often overlooked treasure of our Home. This charming little shop is filled with staple items such as Kleenex, greeting cards, and snacks, as well as jewelry and pretty decorative trinkets. It is convenient because it gives our Residents the opportunity to shop for some of their essentials, without having to leave our Home. But, the Country Store is not only important because of what is inside it, but also because of who is inside it. One of our volunteers, Teresa, explains that there are a handful of Residents who regularly stop by the shop, but they do not always come by to buy something. They often come to the Country Store to chat with people like Teresa and other Residents who can be found there. The Country Store turns out to not only to be a great place to buy something nice, but also a great place to just relax and chat.