Our spacious activity areas allow for a wide variety of activities to be planned and scheduled to assist in meeting residents recreational, intellectual, religious and social needs.
Considerable research documents the health benefits of remaining active as you age and the importance of remaining engaged in meaningful activities. The Activity Department's goal is to keep residents of our facility as mentally alert and physically active as possible through the use of individual and group activity and community resources. The program is designed to meet the recreational, intellectual, religious and social needs of each resident on an individual basis. Residents are encouraged to be actively engaged in leisure pursuits of interest that reflect their values, desires, interests and needs. All activities are planned with resident's interests in mind.
A schedule of activity events is planned each month taking into account the interests of the residents. Many informal and impromptu activities also occur each day. The key is resident choice. Residents are encouraged to maintain their independence and self-worth by having a say in how they spend their day and are encouraged to self-structure their own days when able.
Specialized activity programming is designed to meet the needs of residents with dementia/Alzheimer's who are unable to self-structure their own days. These programs are designed for cognitive stimulation and active engagement to provide quality and add meaning to their days. These programs help residents to maintain their remaining abilities for a longer period of time, can provide solace, comfort, relaxation and can help to eliminate symptomatic behaviors. The multisensory room provides unique benefits and is effective in creating a calm, soothing environment that encourages exploration of their environment without expectations. The main focus with specialized programming is to provide more one-to-one attention so that these residents are more actively engaged and achieve some measure of success.
Sensory Garden - Sunrise Garden Unit