"The mind may have forgotten but the heart still remembers the joy of a warm smile, gentle touch and a special hug."
Catharine's was recently honored by the Colorado State Ombudsman Program when they selected our activity program as the model to train their volunteers. They did so because our activity program is designed to keep residents active and meaningfully engaged in life as staff personally interacts with each individual. The foundation of our program is a variety of innovative activities that stimulate the senses, are positive, upbeat, and life affirming and flow naturally from one to another throughout the day. At Catharine's our family members don't passively observe life; they actively live it.
Our activities meet residents' individualized needs and interests and provide daily physical, social and cognitive stimulation in a calm, relaxing environment. We have found that our activity program prevents residents from dwelling on their disease, reduces their anxiety, depression and behavioral issues, and minimizes their need for medications. Most importantly, whether sharing a cup of coffee or engaging in a family-oriented activity, we give residents individualized attention and engage them in activities that are fun and bring smiles to their faces.
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