Every month an activity calendar is created to find a good combination of activities to decrease boredom and frustration, increase physical activity, increase sensory and mental stimulation, along with improving self-esteem through failure-free activities. The activity calendar combines a variety of activities including music, reading, social and physical activities, and reminiscing.
Activities are designed to use skills that our Residents already have. These activities focus Resident's current abilities and strengths. Some of these activities may include folding laundry, needlework, baking, doing crafts, and feeding the birds and squirrels.
Activities encourage physical activeness for our Residents. Such activities include bowling, dancing, ball toss, and exercise. As weather allows, we walk outdoors and involve Residents in flower and vegetable gardening.
Activities designed to promote social interaction may include: birthday parties, holiday parties, and barbeques.
Activities stimulate cognitive functioning. We include reality orientation (today is... the weather is... the season is...). music, word games, and reminiscing. Reminiscing activities may include our memory kits, looking through scrapbooks, and reading stories.
My mother is a Resident at a ComfortCare home. She is treated with loving and genuine care. Her surroundings are cheerful and comfortable. For these reasons, I am grateful and comforted that during this time of her life she is surrounded by the best.
- Sharon McDonald