A proud member of the Music & Memory Program!
NATIONAL STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT RESIDENTS IN CARE FACILITIES WHO REMAIN ACTIVE AND INVOLVED ARE OFTEN HEALTHEIR. When residents enter Quaker Heights, they are interviewed so we can learn their hobbies or interests, the kind of work they did, and anything else that helps us develop opportunities that fit with the resident’s preferences.
We offer diverse opportunities that allow residents to be creative, social, educated, and entertained. All residents are free to participate, or to decline participation, in any activity. Residents are continually polled for their ideas and opinions on what they would like our Activities staff to offer.
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE coffee klatches, craft times, games, current events discussion, musical groups and soloists, elementary school class performances, movies and more. Some residents tend to gardens in our enclosed courtyards. There are also seasonal events, including but not limited to holiday dinners, a Mother’s Day Tea, and cookouts during warmer weather. Residents who are able may go on weekly outings via our bus. Residents reach consensus among themselves about where they want to go on these outings.
MANY ACTIVITIES ARE CAPTURED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: QUAKER HEIGHTS CARE COMMUNITY.
Follow this link to get activity updates and photos! https://www.facebook.com/quakerheights
WE TELEVISE THE DAILY AND MONTHLY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES ON WALLS THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY. These televisions also offer other information such as: highlights of new residents, resident birthdays, pictures, and the weather. We also print calendars for residents to post in their rooms. To find out what is happening on any given day in the month, you may click on the Activities Schedule at the top of the page and then choose either Health Care or Assisted Living, and you will see the up-to-the-minute televised calendar. Family members may also get a printed schedule and join their loved one in activities if they wish.
The Pro Seniors’ managing ombudsman visited Quaker Heights to see how the Music & Memory program positively affects residents, especially those with dementia. He put together the video below.