Activities and events keep residents’ hearts young and full
Walk into any Holiday Retirement community and chances are you will see residents enjoying some activity or event. Engaged seniors lead more satisfying lives, and we’re constantly promoting activities and events designed to get seniors moving, make them think and even support their local communities.
Each senior living community has its favorite activities, often created by our stellar enrichment coordinators and general managers. Take a peek into the activities and events at three independent senior living communities that fill the schedules and hearts of our residents.
Doing good for the body, mind and others
Residents at Holiday Retirement’s Pearl Crossing have endless activity options thanks in large part to Carol Sechkar, the community’s enrichment coordinator. Some of the most well-attended and loved activities include yoga exercise classes, music bingo and Carol’s brain fitness class that uses puzzles, creative math and memory tests designed to keep residents sharp.
Pearl Crossing’s most favorite activities also include those that help residents give back to the community, like their volunteer work with Heaven Train, a Cleveland, Ohio, organization that provides food to local children in need.
“These activities give our residents purpose,” said Carol. “No matter what activities our residents are doing, it’s such a wonderful way to keep them engaged.”
Fun at home and away
From bean bag baseball to Super Soaker water gun games, residents at Holiday Retirement’s Renaissance-Sherman have no trouble staying young at heart. Bean bag baseball, which is a fun take on the traditional corn hole or bags game, often consumes weekends at Renaissance-Sherman, but residents also show off their pipes at monthly karaoke nights and take the fun offsite, too.
“We like to get residents out into the community,” said Kaylee Smith, enrichment coordinator assistant at Renaissance-Sherman. “Once a month we head out to the Choctaw Casino for a little food and fun.”
While residents’ pockets may come back a little lighter, they always have a smile on their faces!
“And the award goes to…”
Community team members roll out the red carpet for a night of Oscar-like magic residents won’t soon forget at Holiday Retirement’s Atrium at Gainesville. Awards like “Most Helpful,” “Most Traveled” and “Most Friendly” are handed out at the community’s annual award ceremony—a huge hit for even those who don’t receive any awards.
“Our most loved activities involve the ones that are a little outside the box,” said Lenny Fries, general manager for Atrium at Gainesville. “Whether it’s our awards night, our Wednesday night dancing in the atrium or our Adventure Travel Club hosted by our amazing enrichment coordinator, residents are never bored here.”
Social calendars fill up quickly with all the activities going on at our Holiday Retirement communities—and residents and staff wouldn’t have it any other way! Want to join in on the fun? Get in touch with us today!