“Is there BINGO today?”
“Can we go outside and enjoy some music?”
“When is it going to be Spa Time so I can get my nails done again and feel pretty?!”
These are some of the questions we get on a daily, if not hourly, basis.
When we talk about our facility activities, we mean having meaningful interactions with a resident(s) either one on one or in a group of up to ten. Residents are encouraged to participate in activities that promote and provide a better quality of life, such as spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, educational, physical programs, and interests to that specific group or individual. We design our programs to keep the brain active and find one’s sense of purpose.
Assisted Living Activities
Assisted Living Residents activities keep the resident involved in the daytime with various programs such as Bingo, Table Bowling, Devotionals, Root Beer Floats, Incredible Trivia, and Dominos. Entertainment comes, and everyone gets to go out and sing along with their friends on the front patio!
Memory Care Activities
Memory Care Activities are full of items that the resident would touch and feel, then discuss with the group. Residents enjoy playing games and having discussions. Playing bingo is one of the daily items they have requested to have as their group gets together to look for the number, socialize and win prizes! Their favorite activities are entertainment and dancing! We play different music at various times during the day. The residents really enjoy their meals with dinner music.
When music and entertainment happens for them, they go into dancing mode! When the staff puts on music, we will have a dance for the residents; it makes all of memory care such a happy place!
Independent Living Activities
Independent Living Residents (IL) can come and go as they please and choose to participate in clubhouse activities, such as in a Wii bowling league organized by a group of residents. We also offer a schedule of exercise classes, cooking classes, shopping trips, and entertainment for these residents.
Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Activities can change day to day sometimes with the COVID-19 pandemic. While safety is our #1 priority, we must also see each of our residents daily to help prevent social isolation. If the individual is in isolation, activities are brought in for them to do, such as puzzles, coloring, crafts, cards to send out or cards brought in from others, word search, books to read, and other items they may like. Contact is important. Nothing is too small for our staff, so we will stop by to read our residents a card out loud, or sometimes, their favorite poem. Smiles, laughter, hand motions, make it fun!
All programs make an impact as well as the staff.
The most significant impact we can make is getting residents involved in the daily activities. It isn’t always about the number of activities going on but that the activities are positive and giving back a feeling of ownership to the residents receiving benefit from the program.
If you would like to learn more about The Cove’s activities or schedule an appointment to learn more about our facility, please contact us today! We also occasionally post photos from recent activities and news about upcoming ones on our Facebook Page, so give us a like and follow us!
*Photos and activities described are used are for demonstration purposes only and may not represent our facilities compliance with CDC guidelines. For more information about our regulations during the COVID-19 Pandemic please contact our administrator, or visit our COVID-19 page.