We work together with our interdisciplinary team, volunteers, and the community to enable the optimal quality of life for each of our residents. Identifying best programming and engaging in appropriate activities for seniors is a major component of overall health and happiness.
In addition to providing social and emotional support, the Woodlands strives to promote connectivity. Forging and maintaining relationships is essential for the emotional well-being of our residents. Each resident is provided with assessments upon admission to determine where the resident is emotionally, cognitively, and physically. Interest in an activity and the ability to engage in a specific event or activity varies greatly from person to person. Where one person really loves to garden, another might have a passion for cooking. Our community offers lots of options to appeal to a range of interests in order to allow your loved one to explore old hobbies—that perhaps they have not had the inclination to pursue lately—while also offering an opportunity to spark new interests.
The Woodlands is developing—and enhancing—more technology-related activities to help keep our residents connected and independent. For many of our families, it is difficult to visit on a regular basis. The Woodlands helps residents stay in touch utilizing technology such as FaceTime, Zoom, and other technologies.
Each resident has the right to self-determination. All areas of interest—personal history, religious affiliation, prior occupation, and much more—are learned from a discussion tool we have with new residents called “Getting to Know You.” This conversation helps us get to know the resident and provides the resident with an opportunity to contribute ideas to the programming. Learning about the resident also helps us provide information about specific activities geared towards that residents’ interests, as well as an idea of who might be good friends.
Our activities include physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual offerings intended to inspire and provide joy and purpose. Typical Woodlands senior care activities range from book clubs and gardening groups to other social events, such as exercise classes, movie nights, computer skills classes, lectures, shopping trips, outings, film festivals, art classes, Bible study groups, and knitting circles. Daily scheduled group and individual cultural activities that include opportunity for independent growth are also provided, including:
Maintaining community involvement has always been a high priority at The Woodlands. Living in the Ocean Pines community helps residents feel more connected to the wider world, and less isolated. The Woodlands has many community affiliations including choirs/children/talent and other civic organizations that spend time here. Some church groups will bring members in for holiday songs and other events to ensure that elderly adults feel joy, particularly around the holidays. We understand the importance of music in all our lives and incorporate music daily.
Aside from posting a monthly calendar of activities in each resident’s room, as well as in communal areas, our staff reminds and encourages residents to participate in various activities. When enjoying the outdoors in nice weather—which we often do at The Woodlands—the residents enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the campus here.
In the Spring of 2021, we expect to complete the new expanded patio area! There will be more gardening, bird watching, enjoyment of meals and snacks, games, and enjoyable conversation! All areas are wheelchair and assistive devices accessible.
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