8 a.m. Current Events
9 a.m. Exercise
10:30 Planned Activity
3:30 Planned Activity
Exercise can help decrease fall risks, improve balance and promote independence. Our daily seated exercises help to increase and/or maintain flexibility.
Everyone doesn’t always like the same thing and we understand this. We try to incorporate our participants’ likes and interests to provide enjoyable experiences. I am very pleased to say that we will have woodworking projects as well as quilting and sewing projects.
Music therapy – Music has been shown to increase cognition, memory and reduce anxiety
Pet therapy – Animal lovers everywhere understand the effect animals have on our moods.
Reminiscence Groups – Memory and brain exercises are used to sharpen memory and slow cognitive decline.
Arts and Crafts – While many think these activities are “just fun,” there is a strong therapeutic reason behind our arts and crafts program. Participants are able to exercise fine motor skills which help with things like buttoning shirts or using utensils and have an opportunity for self-expression which decreases depression and increases self-worth.
Walking to assist with blood flow, flexibility, and decrease anxiety.
Intergenerational and Community Programming – The Golden Years strives to help participants connect with our community. Periodically we schedule field trips bringing us together with the community.