Our recreation program plays a vital role in improving the overall well-being of persons with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Each activity is tailored to meet the individual needs of the residents living in our Memory Village.
Gardening: Residents feel a sense of pride in the planning, planting, maintenance, and harvesting of our flower, herb, and vegetable gardens.
Rise & Shine: We get the day going with exercises for the mind and body.
Sing-a-long: Our homes come alive every week with live guitar playing and singing old-time favorites.
Sunday Spirit: Spiritually focused groups are offered where our residents can pray, read from scripture, and sing gospel music together.
Afternoon Bingo: Bingo is a favorite among our residents (maybe it’s the prizes)! We offer two bingo activities each week.
Friday Entertainment: We like to live it up a little on Fridays by hosting parties, local musicians and entertainers, botanists and art therapists.
Scenic Drive: Residents sit back and enjoy guided scenic drives through town and outlying areas of Lane County.
Village Walks: Residents who enjoy getting out and about, and those working to increase their strength, take walks around the village.
Moving to Music: Regular exercise helps maintain function. We use music to inspire movement such as dance, aerobics, yoga, and other simple exercises.
Companion Visits: Recreation staff spend focused one-on-one time with residents who prefer small, quiet, social settings.
Travelogue: We travel to a resident’s hometown or place of interest via films, literature and stories, and sample foods specific to that region.