Fun

You will live a rich and satisfying life at The Arbor when you take advantage of the robust calendar of activities designed to stimulate the eight dimensions of wellness: 1) Spiritual, 2) Emotional, 3) Intellectual, 4) Social, 5) Environmental, 6) Vocational, 7) Physical, and 8) Medical. Our goal is to provide opportunities for residents, their families, and their friends to participate in activities they enjoy and discover new passions.

You can choose from a wide variety of group activities. Everything from games to exercise classes to happy hours are offered. Our residents are encouraged to take part in activities right away. Choose two or three programs to attend early on – it’s a great way to meet your neighbors. Making acquaintances and friends can make a new residence feel like home and we always encourage our extended families to participate.

  • Watch a movie in our movie theater
  • Music
  • Wii games
  • Daily exercise programs
  • Scenic rides around town
  • Painting classes
  • A meal at a local restaurant
  • My Map Album…

While visiting the Memory Care neighborhood at The Arbor, you will come across some photo albums. These albums are a part of our special programming and are called Memories and Personalities Albums. The albums are filled with photos, awards, and more. They are used during our reminiscence time and spread simple joy to our residents.


Faith

Much has been written proving the power of religion and spirituality in promoting good health. One study found that those with higher levels of religious belief and spirituality were associated with a slower progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Whatever your belief, whether Catholic, one of the many Protestant denominations, Jewish, Muslim, or another faith, religion may be a big part of your identity. We empower our residents to maintain the spiritual component of their lives.

At The Arbor we respect all religions and we seek to satisfy these needs in house with nondenominational services. If you prefer, we would love to take you to the church service you have attended your whole life. Furthermore, our churches are welcome to come to The Arbor and conduct services.


Friends and Family

Socialization is critical for all people, regardless of age, and seniors can be more susceptible to isolation. Many seniors have spent a considerable portion of their lives in the company of others – be it in the workplace or raising children. After retirement, and with children leaving the house, the opportunities to socialize may decrease, especially if the senior must rely on others for transportation.

An active social lifestyle is more important than ever in helping seniors maintain a sharp mind, remain connected to the world around them, increase feelings of happiness, and develop a sense of belonging.

Sometimes a little extra companionship can ease the transition, up the celebration, and make all the difference when it comes to recreation. At The Arbor, we offer just that with a personalized program that has move-in days, birthdays and holidays covered— and “just because” days, too.

Intergenerational Life Program

Nothing makes the heart and mind feel younger than spending time with the young of heart, mind, and age. Our Intergenerational Life Program blends the traditional and innovative opportunities for residents to engage with younger community members – an enriching experience for everyone who participates.

The Arbor Activity Director is constantly identifying Intergenerational Life activities that suit the season and coordinating with appropriate community leaders to organize each activity:

  • Technology / Social Media Class – High School students may volunteer to teach residents about Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc.
  • Music Program – A high School choir may offer a special performance including a sing-along with residents
  • Girl / Boy Scouts – Girl and/or Boy Scout troops can teach our seniors crafts and skills like holiday decorating, knot-tying, etc.
  • Homecoming – During a High School Homecoming football game, two Arbor residents may be crowned King and Queen during halftime.

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