Senior Activities & Wellness Programs

1. Move = Physical Activity

“Move” encourages participation in activities for
cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and muscular
strengthening. This dimension encourages increased
knowledge to achieve healthy lifestyle habits and
discourages excessive, negative behavior.

The physical activity dimension promotes participation in activities contributing to high-level wellness including adequate nutrition and hydration, appropriate use of the medical system, medical self-care and personal safety.

We move by experiencing:

Physical Activity
  • Active Games
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Chair Exercise
  • Dancing
  • Pilates
  • Pole Walking
  • Safety Discussions
  • Sports
  • Strength Training
  • Active Games
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Chair Exercise
  • Dancing
  • Pilates
  • Pole Walking
  • Safety Discussions
  • Sports
  • Strength Training
  • Active Games
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Chair Exercise
  • Dancing
  • Pilates
  • Pole Walking
  • Safety Discussions
  • Sports
  • Strength Training

2. Grow = Intellect and Skills

“Grow” encourages the use of one’s mind to create a greater appreciation and understanding of oneself and others. It involves the ability to think creatively and rationally.

This intellect and skill dimension promotes the individual expansion of knowledge and skill base through a variety of cultural activities and resources.

We grow through:

Intellect and Skills
  • Book Clubs
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Cognitive Games
  • Creating Music
  • Current Events and Issues
  • Discussions or Debates
  • Drawing
  • Language Class
  • Lectures
  • Math Games
  • Memory Exercises and Games
  • Mental Aerobics and Brain
  • Games
  • Mini Mysteries
  • Music Appreciation
  • New Learning
  • Painting
  • Reading and Book Clubs
  • Riddle, Music, or Theme Bingo
  • Science, Astronomy,
    or Technology
  • Scrabble
  • Active Games
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Chair Exercise
  • Dancing
  • Pilates
  • Pole Walking
  • Safety Discussions
  • Sports
  • Strength Training

3. Feel = Emotional Support

“Feel” activities encourage the expression and understanding of personal feelings and individuality, increasing self-esteem and having fun.

This emotional support dimension promotes compassion and connection to each other and reduces isolation.

We feel through:

Emotional Support
  • Art Appreciation
  • Baking and Cooking
  • Humor
  • Intergenerational Experiences
  • Laughter, Fun and Play
  • Counseling
  • Life Bios or Memoirs
  • Massage Therapy
  • Music Appreciation
  • Pet Therapy
  • Reminiscence
  • Guided Relaxation
    and Visualization
  • Singing Together
  • Stress Management
  • Support Groups

4. Reflect = Spirituality

“Reflect” relates to the human spirit. It includes contemplation, personal values and ethics, philosophy, and religion.

Spiritual activities encourage contact with one’s higher power, appreciating beauty, feeling uplifted and inspired, finding meaning and purpose in life, and managing stress.

We reflect through:

Reflect
  • Bible Stories
  • Bible Study
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Daily Readings of Faith
  • Gardening and Communing
    with Nature
  • Gospel Choir
  • Interfaith Worship
  • Life Lesson Discussions
  • Meditation
  • Religious Worship
    and Services
  • Resident Celebration of Life
    and Memorial Service
  • Signing Choir
  • Spiritual Music
  • Study
  • Women of the Bible

5. Connect = Social Opportunity

“Connect” puts us in contact with other people and the community.

These social opportunity activities involve appreciation for the uniqueness of others. They enable us to join in society, nurture relationships, share interests and talk.

We reflect through:

Connect
  • Dances
  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • Happy Hour
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Meals in the Dining Room
  • Parties and Mixers
  • Social Clubs
  • Study
  • Themed Events

6. Contribute = Vocational Activity

“Contribute” is the vocational component, long thought of as employment, that extends to volunteer work to help others at home or out in the community.

This vocational activity gives residents an opportunity to stay connected to the community.

We reflect through:

Contribute
  • Fund Raising
  • Knitting Baby Hats for
    the Local Hospital
  • Making Blankets for
    Women’s Shelter
  • Making Dog Treats
    for the Local Shelter Hour
  • Mentoring Children
  • Peer Teaching
  • Resident Committees
  • Resident Council
  • Resident-Run Programs
    and Activities
  • Service Projects
  • Teaching English as
    Second Language
  • Tutoring Students
  • Walk-a-Thons
    and Roll-a-Thons
  • Welcome Wagon

We are always creating new opportunities for our residents to enjoy their days through activities and wellness programs that promote meaningful connections. Each of our communities is unique and is shaped by their individual programming, residents and their interests.

We invite you to visit our communities and discover the possibilities for yourself.

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