To be active is to feel a sense of being alive! Activity, particularly productive activity, provides people with a sense of accomplishment and self-worth, and bolsters self-esteem. Activity can serve to maintain or enhance existing abilities and counter the effects of disabilities. For confused and memory-impaired people, it provides a vibrant sense of being and belonging. Our ministry offers 5 types of specific activities: cognitive; physical; therapeutic; social; and caregiver respite & dementia awareness.
Cognitive therapy can have a profound effect, especially in the early stages of the disease. Through it, the person with dementia is put in touch with a more integrated self. By focusing on this remaining skill and using suitable cues and prompts, it can bolster the individual’s feeling of self-worth.
Physical activity The human body is dependent on adequate motion to maintain its full range of physical function and well-being. Therefore, actively involving people with dementia in movement programs throughout the course of the disease, is vital to maintaining some degree of body awareness, motor coordination, range of motion, flexibility, endurance, and strength for as long as possible.
Therapeutic All activities we offer are targeted to be therapeutic for our members. However, for people with dementia, some are more beneficial than others. For this reason we target the following therapeutic activities: music; art/creative expression; dance; sensory stimulation; and continued living skills
Socialization People suffering from dementia can do much more than most people realize and their quality of life can be determined by the sum of the special moments created for them. Simple activities and interaction can bring them great happiness and joy. Even members that are normally reserved, will initiate conversation with others while attending, what some of our current members call, the club.
Caregiver Respite Time & Dementia Awareness The first four activities are for our members; this activity is designed for the caregiver family. We are confident that you will be able to relax and enjoy some free time while your loved one is in our safe, caring environment. In addition to respite, we make available time where our families can connect with each other for support and socialization. From time to time we also offer in-service dementia awareness opportunities.
No. We are not a health care facility, therefore do not fall under the category for insurance purposes. However, this allows us more flexibility to offer a program designed with our members in mind. We emphasize that we are a charitable organization and any donations made over and above the service hours are tax deductible.
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