Assisted Living provides your loved one with the ability to experience healthy aging through active engagement and social interaction. Staying active is not only important for all of us but especially for our seniors. According to the CDC, physical activity for seniors can reduce the risk of diseases and falls, as well as increase overall mental and physical health. This is just one of the many reasons why our activity programming plays a primary role In all of our Surpass communities.
Surpass Senior Living prides itself on the activity programming offered to our residents. Our customized care is designed to meet the unique needs of each resident and to keep your loved ones active and thriving! We offer a variety of programs such as Bingo, Painting, Brain Games, Putt-Putt, Balloon Volleyball, and Bowling. We also make it a focus to spend time outside the community with field trips, cookouts, car parades, and patio visits.
In addition to Assisted Living, our programs in Traditions are also very important and we focus on a variety of activities. Our Traditions team is trained to turn even a simple conversation into a potentially reminiscent activity to assist our residents in still feeling the way they did before the disease.
Traditions activities may include baking, word games, and listening to music. These activities are designed to stimulate our resident’s cognitive abilities and help keep their brain engaged. For example, when baking, staff will talk about different things pertaining to cooking and occasionally a smell may trigger a memory. A song, type of food, or even a certain smell can help make our residents feel a certain way and may help them recall past daily rituals which has enormous symbolic value and can bring satisfaction to the resident.
Socialization is another key element in mental health among seniors and goes hand in hand with our activity programs. Isolation and depression is a very real aspect of seniors lives, which is why we incorporate activities that can support socialization. Even dinner can be an important time of day for your loved ones to get out and talk with their friends.
Our Program Directors at our communities go above beyond to care for each resident and make sure they are indeed thriving. We focus on physical and social needs, but also cognitive, sensory, and spiritual needs as well. It is their full-time job to make sure your loved one is doing great and having the time of their life, and they do their job extremely well.