Assisted living facilities play a vital role in providing elderly individuals with the support and care they need while maintaining their independence and quality of life. These facilities are designed to offer a wide range of services and care options tailored to the unique needs of each resident. Let’s explore the various types of care […]Read Post
Social Activities for Elderly Residents in Assisted Living Facilities
An Assisted Living Facility is an ideal place for elderly seniors that are in need of extra support and assistance, while providing them the opportunity to stay independent. It’s important that aging seniors partake in activities that promote cognitive function and mental health. At Millview of Latham, our activity calendar is always full with things to do, and residents are free to use our recreation room, library, community room, family room, and all other common areas! We encourage our residents to stay mentally and physically fit and provide them with the tools and resources to do so.
One of the most popular activities amongst residents are card and board games! These games help to stimulate both physical and mental functions, fine motor skills, and also provide a way for seniors to interact with one another and socialize. At Millview, our residents especially love Bingo, Scrabble, Word Puzzles, Yahtzee, UNO, and Brain Teasers. Residents also love to play at our billiards table and other games in the recreation room.
Taking a trip outside of the facility is a great way for residents to explore something new and keep their minds sharp and active. We love to promote and encourage our residents to try new things and maintain an active lifestyle. We also have shopping outings where residents can pick up items and feel a sense of independence in their care.
Group exercise classes have shown to not only promote physical health, but mental health as well. The more aging seniors can move their body, the better their overall health will be, and the better they will feel. Our community also offers residents the ability to garden in a flower and vegetable garden, an indoor and outdoor putting green for golf, and a walking path around our manicured courtyard.
As previously mentioned, our calendar of events is extensive! We are proud to offer daily social events to all residents such as holiday events, music performances from local musicians, ice cream sundaes, sip and paint classes, movies, and more. We also have resident-led events which promote self-esteem, a sense of purpose, and allow our residents to really engage with one another.
Unique Millview Activities
A unique activity that Millview offers is Pet Therapy with our Millview therapy dog, Gus! Pet Therapy has been shown to improve mental health, social skills, communication, boost energy levels and self-esteem, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Another incredibly special activity Millview offers is our intergenerational program with the Montessori school located in our building. With students ages 0-6, this program is a wonderful opportunity for residents to engage with children and spend time playing and participating in activities with them.
Learn More About Our Assisted Living Facility
Engaging in social activities is incredibly important for seniors in Assisted Living Facilities. These activities provide socialization and help to improve cognitive function and physical and mental health. At Millview of Latham, we prioritize social activities with an extensive calendar of fun events our residents love to participate in. To learn more about our activities and scheduled events, visit our website or schedule your tour today!