Lifestyle Enrichment

Building community and a sense of place

Become part of a community. Even though everyone’s idea of community is different, we encourage a sense of place by providing lots of different activities and opportunities – from dancing to cooking classes to bingo.  Our Guests find they have something that interests them while meeting others who share their enthusiasm.

Core activities for Guests:

  • StayFIT: to promote physical well-being through yoga, Tai Chi, walking clubs, dancing, stretch, and chair exercises. At least one physical exercise activity is offered daily.
  • MindFIT: to promote working memory and strengthening of neuroplasticity. Cognitive activities such as games and puzzles are offered daily.
  • MusicFIT: to awaken, motivate and soothe mood. Music therapists are often brought into the center, along with weekly performances by local musicians and dancers.
  • LearnFIT: to teach new skills, no matter the Guest’s age. Weekly programs are offered as opportunities to learn things such as quilting, computers and technology, crafting techniques, genealogy and more.

Additional activities for Guests:

Aritsans

to promote creative expression through several mediums. Three times weekly, art projects are offered to foster creative skills in painting, sculpting, pottery, photography, sewing, jewelry making, scrapbooking and creative writing, to name a few.

Spiritual Connections

to promote spiritual well-being through use of bible study, devotions, tranquility programs, rosary, relaxation or meditation.

Essential Outings

to provide opportunities for Guests to integrate into the community. At least once a week, trips are taken to museums, zoos, parks, sporting events, restaurants, local cultural events, shopping centers and more. To learn more, go to our Essential Outings page.

Gardening

to promote creativity, positive mental health, and exercise for cognition and fine/gross motor skills. The annual gardening program beautifies Center grounds with Guests’ creations of flower and vegetable gardens.

Caregivers’ Time Out

to provide respite for family members. The Centers will have designated after-hours or weekend time to engage Guests in a fun activity while family members enjoy time out.

Family Night

to engage Guests and their loved ones in quality time at the Center for a fun activity. Center leadership coordinates a quarterly event such as casino nights, wine and canvas, block party or seasonal event.

Wellness

to promote self-esteem, relaxation and decreased anxiety and stress. Activities that provide health benefits, such as hand massages, and spa related experiences such as aromatherapy are offered several times during the week.

Montessori/Self-Initiated Stations

to promote enhanced fine motor skills, concentration, and self-esteem. These stations offer engagement that takes place through repetitive, no-fail methods offered daily in separate stations. Throughout the center, you will see the art studio, billiards, sewing area, and quiet relaxation room – all examples of self-initiated stations.

Guest Birthdays

to recognize every Guest on their special day with balloons and a card. You may also see a supplemental celebration organized by the LED every month.