Most Californians will agree with me that it is HOT…and I know heat. Growing up in Phoenix, AZ, we routinely “hibernated” during the hottest days, waiting out the heat by locating an air-conditioned room and doing as little as possible.
As the temperature rises here in California, it may be hard to think about doing anything, much less planning a fun activity. But Assisted Living residents get the best of both worlds. They can choose to do something on their own, or to participate in one of the engaging activities available each day at their community.
The Manse on Marsh was recently featured in a press release about their summertime activity schedule. In the article, Executive Director Gary Potts says “The Manse is all about fun and excitement… Our purpose is to enrich lives and, thanks to our tremendous staff, we are able to do this every day.” Here are just a few examples from this CALA-member community on the exciting happenings for Assisted Living residents:
In addition to the ongoing daily, weekly, and monthly activities at The Manse such as the book clubs, writers club, Bible study, and exercise classes, Life Enrichment Team members Jackie Edwards and Savannah Garcia regularly organize visits from various community members and outings in the local area.
In July, the residents enjoyed an outing to the Seven Sisters Quilt Show at Madonna Inn and a visit from the Central Coast Roller Derby gals. To celebrate the July 4th holiday Crustacea Jazz Band members brought along their brass to entertain residents during Happy Hour. Technology enthusiasts had the opportunity to have their most pressing questions answered when Cal Polys Ryan Blackston shared technology tips during a seminar.
Many of the residents at The Manse have had the chance to enjoy sailing the high seas and some have only dreamed of taking a boat cruise. During the week of August 11-15, the residents will set out on a virtual adventure to celebrate Cruise Week. Guests are encouraged to dress for each days outings at the various Ports of Call Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Vallarta, Jamaica and Rio de Janiero. Families are invited to join in of the fun, including the Captains Dinner on the final day.
CALA is proud of the Activity Directors that enrich lives daily at our member communities. If you’re an Activity Director looking for innovative ideas to add to your schedule, check out the exciting sessions available at the Fall Conference & Trade Show, October 27-29 in Pomona, CA. Tuesday’s sessions, “Educative Activities’ and “Seated Tai Chi” will show you how to keep your residents learning and exercising. On Wednesday, get into the groove with “Adding Music Therapy and Expressive Arts” and the keynote “Inspiring Engagement Through Music, Memory Enhancement, and Movement.” Register today!