Participation in activities that we love should not end as we grow older. Here at Pine Valley, we believe in remaining as active as possible throughout the life span. Healthy aging, which is the world health organizations’ (WHO) new way of referring to active aging, is a term used to “describe the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age.”
Pine Valley has partnered with Aegis Therapies to begin the EnerG program to our residents. This program allows us to break down our activities and effectively monitor the 7 dimensions of health (physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, environmental, social, and intellectual) to ensure all of our residents needs are being met. This includes opportunities for the resident to learn, grow, make decisions, be mobile, develop and sustain new relationships, and continue to contribute to society.
At this time, our activities department is looking at the whole resident and learning how best to meet their needs through all ability levels. We are an all-inclusive facility and believe that just because someone has a different ability level does not mean they should be left out of any activity. Instead, we modify the activity to facilitate active and purposeful participation. We have been incorporating increased resident choice music in all of our activities and are working on some new events to help keep our residents involved in the community.
If you have a club or organization and are looking more community involvement, let us know! We would love to have you in for a demonstration, practice, or event. Our residents love the extra activities!