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Music and Dance

Dancing is an especially productive way to enhance physical fitness. Although it’s fine (and easy) for older adults to enjoy music and dance in their own homes, going out to experience it presents a wonderful opportunity to boost their socialization. Meeting people and spending time with them is a great way to decrease isolation, as well as give your loved one something to look forward to.

What many people don’t know about music and dance is that they can help strengthen or bring back memories. And not just memories of happy times, but those related to how to do things. This is because of something called “muscle memory.” These memories are stored in your brain, but your muscles use them as their go-to connection when performing tasks.

Perhaps the most special benefit of music and dancing is one that can’t be measured: the way it can lighten an older adult’s spirit. The ability to express ourselves through song and movement has been enjoyed by people for thousands of years, and today’s older generations are no different.

Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is often a joyful occasion, filled with fond memories and fun expressions of love. But for families who have loved ones living with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia, the day may bring feelings of apprehension instead. It can be difficult to know how to make Valentine’s Day special for your elderly loved one when they are dealing with memory loss and behavioral changes – especially when many traditional activities aren’t possible anymore.

At Larchfield House, we know Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, and even those living with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia can still enjoy special moments despite memory loss or confusion. With a bit of preparation and by making the day low-stress, this home can make sure that everyone feels the love.

Valentines Party was prepared with love and care for the residents in this home. We also invited a entertainer which gave warmth through his voice. Enjoyment while caring to the residents is what our goal is, seeing their smiles is something you’ll always look for.

Memory Café

In the hustle and bustle of our daily operations, it’s all too easy to overlook the incredible individuals who form the backbone of our organization. Today, we want to take a moment to shine a spotlight on the real stars of our show – our amazing staff. Join us in this heartfelt post as we express our deep appreciation for the unwavering dedication, talent, and enthusiasm that define our exceptional team.

The evening kicked off with a bang as our staff members arrived in style, dressed to impress and ready to let loose. Laughter and camaraderie filled the air, setting the tone for a night of celebration. The party’s menu featured a range of everyone’s favorite dishes and refreshing beverages. From savory appetizers to decadent desserts, our team savored every bite, sharing stories and building connections over the communal dinner tables. The highlight of the night was undoubtedly the dance floor, where our team showcased some impressive moves and danced till there hearts content. The DJ kept the energy high, playing a mix of everyone’s favorite tunes and ensuring that the dance floor remained the epicenter of the celebration.

The Staff Appreciation Party was a success. It was a night of laughter, connection, and celebration – a collective expression of gratitude for the incredible individuals who make up our team. As we reflect on the outcome of this unforgettable evening, we are reminded that the bonds formed and memories created will continue to fuel our collaborative spirit and propel us towards even greater achievements in the future.

Outdoor Exercise

Exercising in the park near Larchfield House with one of the residents is a fantastic idea! You could go for a brisk walk or jog around the park, do some bodyweight exercises like lunges, squats, or push-ups, or even try some swings or stretching routines. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, socialize, and stay active together.

Get in touch today to discuss the needs of your loved one

A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have and book you in for a tour of the home at your convenience.

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