Markhaven Programs

Recreation programs in long-term care facilities play a crucial role in enhancing the overall well-being and quality of life for residents. These programs aim to provide meaningful and enjoyable activities that cater to the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs of individuals residing in long-term care settings.

Program Outline

We have a variety of programs available for our residents. These include:

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Physical Activities

  • Exercise Classes: Tailored to the abilities of residents, these classes may include chair exercises, stretching, or low-impact aerobics
  • Walking Clubs: Encourage residents to engage in regular walks, promoting physical activity and social interaction
  • Dance Therapy: Incorporating music and movement can be a fun and beneficial way to improve mobility and mood

Social Activities

  • Group Games: Board games, card games, and group puzzles foster social interaction and cognitive stimulation.
  • Themed Parties: Celebrating holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions with decorations, music, and refreshments.
  • Movie Nights: Screening movies or television shows in a communal area can be an enjoyable social activity.

Cognitive Activities

  • Trivia and Quiz Games: Stimulate residents' minds with trivia, quiz competitions, and memory games.
  • Crafting Workshops: Engaging in arts and crafts activities, such as painting, drawing, or knitting, can be both enjoyable and cognitively stimulating.
  • Book Clubs: Reading groups provide an opportunity for residents to share and discuss their favorite books.

Therapeutic Programs

  • Music Therapy: Utilizing music to evoke positive emotions, memories, and relaxation.
  • Pet Therapy: Interacting with therapy animals can provide comfort, companionship, and emotional support.
  • Reminiscence Therapy: Sharing life stories and memories in a group setting can enhance a sense of identity and belonging.

Outdoor Activities

  • Gardening Programs: Residents can participate in gardening activities, planting flowers, herbs, or vegetables.
  • Outdoor Excursions: Organizing trips to local parks, gardens, or other outdoor spaces for fresh air and a change of scenery.

Technology-Based Programs

  • Virtual Tours: Using technology to explore museums, landmarks, or historical sites without leaving the facility.
  • Video Calls: Facilitating virtual connections with family and friends through video conferencing platforms.

Family Council

At our facility, family councils play a crucial role in our residents' care journey. They provide a platform for open communication, shared insights, and collaborative decision-making between our staff and families. Join us in shaping a brighter tomorrow for your loved ones, because at our facility, family truly matters.

Volunteering With Our Recreation Team

Volunteers help our staff and provide assistance and companionship to our residents as they take part in our Programs.