Here at Beaumont Health Care Center, we strive to make each day special for our residents. Our calendar is filled with engaging and fun activities that match the physical and cognitive abilities of our residents.
Listed below are seven activities that will keep residents entertained, but also offer physical and mental benefits.
Here are a few activities that will not only keep residents entertained, but also benefit them physically and mentally.
Socializing with Ice Cream Sandwiches
You’ll be the hero of your ice cream sandwich social with homemade ice cream sandwiches. Vanilla ice cream layered between thin, soft chocolate brownie “cookies” is nostalgic dessert perfection. It is always a big hit with the residents as well.
With age, we begin to realize how meaningful birthdays are to us, and how much more meaningful they become as we get older. As a resident, you might have the opportunity to help decorate a room for your fellow resident’s birthday, set up a party, or help with party favors to celebrate this special occasion.
Arrange for certified therapy pets to visit the community on a regular basis. You should make sure that residents have the opportunity to interact with the pets, such as holding a cat or petting a dog. For those who enjoy animals as well as for those who are more reserved, this is known to be a very beneficial activity, which has been proven to be very therapeutic.
Life Story Exercises
A senior may find no more meaningful activity than preserving their own unique life story, either by writing or by assembling photos and mementos in scrapbooks. Residents are encouraged to share stories of their travels and work experiences to not only get to know each other better but to also establish future friendships and opportunities for conversation.
There is no doubt that painting has tremendous benefits for Seniors with Dementia. This type of exercise increases brain stimulation, improves hand-eye coordination, and stimulates the senses at the same time. There is no doubt that finger painting is one of the most popular activities with seniors as well.
There are a lot of activities here at Beaumont Health Care Center in Beaumont, Texas, that your loved one will enjoy if they enjoy activities. Follow us on Facebook to see the fun weekly!