Our daily activities, both formal and informal, provide an opportunity for each resident to actively engage and thrive int he highest quality of daily life possible. Opportunities for social engagement offer personally meaningful activities that can be done with the resident, not for them. In this way, self-esteem and independence are maximized within a nurturing community. Led by our full-time Activities Director, activities are incorporated drawing upon individual life histories and preferences, and are tailored to meet the needs and desires of each individual resident.
Socialization and companionship offered in the community setting at Millennium Memory Care cannot be substituted or reproduced through in-home care; here new friendships are made continually, and companionship during all activities and mealtimes enhances socialization to improve quality of life. For people who are socially active in later years, quality of life is greatly improved and life is lived longer.
Here is a sample schedule of our daily activities:
- 9:30 – News and Weather
- 10:00 – Music and Motion
- 10:30 – Baking Club
- 11:00 – Spa and Aromatherapy
- 11:30 – Walking and Wheeling
- 2:00 – Sing Along
- 3:00 – Comedy and Fun Games
- 3:30 – Bowling and Horse Races
- 4:30 – Music and Dance
- 5:00 – Ball Toss
- 6:00 – Trivia Games
- 7:00 – Walking and Wheeling
- 8:00 – Video Concerts
Since activities at Millennium Memory Care include specific interests and therapies that are tailored according to our residents’ life stories, it wouldn’t be possible to show you our calendar without giving a narrative of our residents. Read the same “bios” below for five of our residents and then look at our calendar to see how we custom design our activities program!
Five Millennium Memory Care Residents
Louis and his brother Dominick owned an Italian Restaurant in Brooklyn together for over 35 years. When Louis came to live with us, his family had told us of his passion for cooking and baking Italian specialties. We introduced Louis to our care members who were preparing dinner one evening. They gave Louis an apron to don and from that day on Louis can be found helping in the kitchen and from time to time can be overheard sharing some of his old family recipes with our care members.
Francis worked for many years as a hairdresser in North Jersey. She enjoys telling our care team members about the “hairdos” in the early days. Francis loves to visit our salon and assist our hairdresser with setting up her equipment for the day and making sure her supplies don’t run low. Francis still talks about her first beehive hairdo she did on her sister Gladys when she was in hairdressing school.
Perry was an avid gardener. His children told us how he used to enter his prized tomatoes in the county fair each year. When Perry came to live with us he joined our “green thumb club” and can often be found in our greenhouse working with our horticulturist and sharing his trade secrets for growing award winning tomatoes.
Mary was an entomologist and worked at a local museum in Southern New Jersey. Mary’s son, Ray, told us of all the displays his mother used to prepare for the museum’s many exhibits. Mary enjoys taking strolls around the grounds at Millennium memory Care and pointing out the many species of butterflies that can be found fluttering around our garden to our care team members and other residents.
Henry was a music teacher in Union City for over 30 years. Henry’s daughter, Ann, told us that Henry was a “one man band” and could, play over six instruments. Henry especially enjoys playing his trumpet (which he brought with him) and can be heard playing his rendition of “Hello Dolly” during Happy Hour at Millennium Memory Care of Friday afternoons.