Life Enrichment Programs
At McCormick Home, we understand that enjoying quality of life involves staying mentally, socially and physically active. Our Life Enrichment team offers a variety of creative programs to meet the physical, cognitive, social, cultural and spiritual needs of our residents. Residents are encouraged to maintain their current interests while exploring new interests and opportunities within the home.
Residents’ needs are important to the implementation of relationship-centred care. Specialized programming for those living with dementia has an important role in our home. Small groups, hands-on activities, music, gardening and household tasks are an essential component to meaningful activity. Our home also recognizes the need for providing residents with a sense of purpose and well-being.
Our resident ambassador program involves a small team of residents who welcome new residents. Watering plants, delivering newspapers and maintaining our daily date and weather boards are examples of resident roles within the home.
Daily and monthly calendars are posted on each floor and are also available at the reception desk for families. Monthly calendars are available online.
Spiritual and pastoral programs are coordinated with various community clergy and include Bible studies, hymn sings, worship services and pastoral visits. These programs are also supported by the home’s chaplain.
Residents are encouraged to invite family members and friends to activities and special events within the home. “A family that plays together stays together.”
Community excursions are an important part of our residents’ leisure lifestyle and include shopping trips, country drives, tours, lunch outings and more.
The Life Enrichment team provides a variety of programs that encourages resident choice. Some of the programs offered include:
- Java Music Club™
- Cognitive development
- Physical activities
- Art therapy
- Technology, e.g. computer nook, tablets, etc.
- Outdoor activities
- Bus outings
- Special events
- Community information updates
McCormick Home is thankful to the McCormick Care Foundation for enabling us to provide an enhanced quality of life and a recreation program that offers an exceptional range of activities and services to all our residents.