We help our residents maintain a high quality of life through activities that benefit mind and body.Schedule a Consultation
Morning activities may include:
- Exercise (aerobics, yoga stretches/meditation)
- Trivia games
- Music and singing
Other afternoon activities include:
- Creative and artistic classes (painting, molding clay, or creating decorations for their suite)
- Walks, bird watching, or gardening in our beautifully landscaped gardens and paths
After dinner, they can join games or other social activities in their neighborhood or head to our Theater for a musical, comedy or classic movie.
Activities for a Better Quality of Life
A typical day at The Memory Center is filled with activities designed to inspire purpose, validate actions, and invigorate, while providing the highest quality of life for residents. Functional and fun are key components of our activities.
Our multi-sensory activities program increases communication, socialization, physical movement and motor abilities. The program also provides visual, tactile, auditory, and olfactory stimulation.
Our activities program is grounded in the Montessori-based principles of respect, dignity, independence, and choice. All activities are designed with three A’s in mind to ensure they are:
- Available across all levels and forms of dementia
- Accessed and easily implemented by all staff
- Adaptable to fit the resident’s age, interest or other abilities
A day at The Memory Center starts with a hot cup of coffee and greetings from our Morning Welcome Crew who announce all the exciting activities planned for the day.
They carry colorful signs showing upcoming special events such as an entertainer or pet visits.
- Balloon volleyball in the Town Center
After lunch, residents meet in Town Center for our daily ice cream social.
On warm days we may sit outside on the patio or on a bench in the gardens to chat.
- Flower arranging
In the evening, residents can gather in our Tavern for happy hour.
- Social activities
Sample Activity Schedule
8:00 am Coffee and Overview with Morning Welcome Crew
9:00 am – 11:15 Morning Activities
11:30 am – 1:00pm Lunch
1:15 pm Ice Cream Social
2:00 – 4:30 pm Afternoon Activities
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:45 – Evening Activities
Activities at The Memory Center include:
Dancing, playing instruments or listening to music while holding objects such as flags, director batons, maracas, drums, bells, tambourines to encourage motion. Lyrics are projected on our movie screen with pictures or icons to help with memory, and we may feature entertainers representing various types of music.
We also encourage families to provide an iPod or CD with their family member or loved one’s favorite songs.
All hobbies are designed to give purpose and meaning to the activity. Favorite activities include sewing and wreath making. These activities include specific steps to encourage memory.
To encourage motion we incorporate activities of daily living such as setting the table, cleaning, laundry, folding or sorting. Other motion activities include rolling yarn, puzzles or card matching.
Poetry & Games
We utilize poetry, trivia, board games, reading, writing or storytelling to promote and encourage memory.
Projects encourage memory by including simple steps. Using recipes and the act of stirring, pouring, measuring, rolling, tasting, smelling, encourages motion and/or stimulates memories.
Projects are designed to encourage memory. Projects are meaningful to the resident and use items he or she was exposed to in their past.
Sports & Physical Activities
Physical Activities are designed to encourage motion and memory including sports that residents are familiar with such as baseball, tennis, and horseshoes. Our sports programs utilize adapted equipment that residents can safely use.
A Long Track Record for Helping
“I highly recommend The Memory Center and cannot say enough about the staff and employees who interact daily with the residents. The residents are encouraged to participate in various daily events and there are plenty of assistants to help them enjoy the activities.
The residents experience music, dancing, laughter, socializing, nature and a general feeling of contentment in a secure and happy environment.
The entire staff, from the director to the housekeepers can be found interacting with the residents. We are very pleased with the care our mother receives at The Memory Center.”
Memory Center locations maintain an ABC license.
Residents who would like a drink or a glass of wine, if we have secured a prescription from their physician, can enjoy their favorite beverages during Happy Hour.
Our facilities are committed to keeping consumption to appropriate levels. Non-alcoholic beverages are also provided.
Residents at Memory Center care communities can socialize at The Tavern, as well as at other festive events, such as holiday celebrations, as well as sporting events, which we show on The Tavern’s wide-screen televisions.
Our Activities Director plans a variety of activities in each neighborhood every evening designed to promote motion as well as memory. Staff engages with the residents in both individual settings and small groups.
An aging brain presents challenges that we believe should be met with a caring, interactive community approach.
The dementia care at The Memory Center is designed around the individual. Our Town Center and Neighborhood are part of a unique model that has been designed specifically to assist residents living with memory challenges and memory loss. They are intended to reduce the frustration and agitation that can accompany memory problems and loss.
We offer a variety of daily activities tailored to the needs of an aging brain. The Memory Center and its locations boast low staff turnover and the reassurance of the highest quality of care. Our residents have the chance to live well with Alzheimer’s and dementia while their families enjoy the support and peace of mind.
Our community design features four neighborhoods that surround a Town Center. Each residence has their own quiet and relaxing living room, dining room and full kitchen.
Our approach to nutrition is research-based, adhering largely to the anti-inflammatory Mediterranean Diet.
Our emphasis is on nutrient-dense whole foods, which means plenty of fresh produce, lean proteins, and fewer refined and processed foods.
Learn more about each Memory Center location and their approach to dining.
An individual’s needs can change by the day. The Memory Center staff provides necessary daily assistance without burdening you with monthly bill changes.
Our all-inclusive pricing can simplify your budget planning and finances.