Transitioning to assisted living doesn’t mean giving up an active and fulfilling lifestyle. At the Briarcliffe Preserve and in our Memory Care Residence, Briarcliffe Gardens- we understand the importance of staying active and engaged for the well-being of our residents, especially those in our Memory Care Assisted Living Program. In this article, we’ll explore various ways residents can stay active, involved, and lead enriching lives within our community. If we could give any person entering an assisted living environment just one piece of advice regarding staying active and engaged, it would be this: choose one thing to do each day in addition to…did you read that…in addition togroup exercise and commit to it. You don’t have to do everything all at once…just find your groove. Find your people. Dip your toes in the water! As you find your new rhythm, add more things. You’ll be so much happier.
Tailored Exercise Programs
Briarcliffe RI offers tailored exercise programs suitable for individuals with varying levels of mobility and health. Our residents engage in activities designed to promote physical well-being, including gentle exercises, yoga, and seated workouts. Staying active contributes not only to physical health but also to cognitive function.
Mindful Cognitive Activities
Keeping the mind engaged is crucial for people of all ages. Even more so as we age. Briarcliffe residents participate in mindful cognitive activities such as puzzles, memory games, and various brain-stimulating exercises. These activities are not only enjoyable but also contribute to supporting cognitive functioning.
Art and Creative Workshops
Creativity knows no age limits. Briarcliffe provides art and creative workshops that allow residents to explore their artistic talents. Whether it’s painting, crafting, or other creative pursuits, these activities foster self-expression and provide a fulfilling sense of accomplishment.
Social Events and Outings
Social interaction is a key component of staying engaged. Residents have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social events within the community, fostering connections with fellow residents and staff. Additionally, planned outings add an extra dimension of engagement.
Gardening and Outdoor Activities
Connecting with nature is a therapeutic and rewarding experience. Briarcliffe’s assisted living communities include outdoor spaces where residents can enjoy gardening and other outdoor activities. Being surrounded by nature contributes to a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Music and Entertainment Programs
Music has the power to uplift spirits and evoke memories. Residents at Briarcliffe RI can participate in music and entertainment programs, including live performances and music therapy. These activities provide enjoyment and contribute to a positive atmosphere within the community.
Learning is a lifelong pursuit and Briarcliffe encourages residents to explore educational opportunities and personal passions. Our healthy aging discussion group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month and provides a lively forum for resident’s and their families to discuss a wide array of topics together.
Staying active and engaged in assisted living communities is not only possible but encouraged at Briarcliffe Rhode Island. Our Supportive independent and Assisted Living programs as well as our Memory Care Assisted Living Program go beyond basic care, providing tailored exercise programs, mindful cognitive activities, art workshops, social events, outdoor activities, music programs, and educational opportunities. By fostering a vibrant and dynamic community, we empower residents to lead fulfilling lives. Your journey to an active and engaged lifestyle starts with the innovative and compassionate approach at Briarcliffe Rhode Island.