The facility brings in licensed LPN's once a month to clip toe nails for the community and residents of the assisted living center. Mike Walker a hearing specialist from Ft. Collins comes in and assists the community and residents with their hearing needs twice a month. We also provide a beauty shop that different beauticians come to and style the residents' hair. We also bring in a certified geriatric yoga instructor, Richelle Schneider from "Get in Fit" once a week to work with our residents and keep them moving. Currenty we have two singing groups that come in and perform for us alternating every other month, we have the Don-a-Lou-Lou's, a musical group our of Ogallala, NE and Brompton's, a musical group out of Crook that sing and play yodeling Christian songs.
Along with our dietary staff, the staff at the Assisted Living Center put on a pancake supper once a month for the residents and residents family members. Family and friends are more than welcome and encouraged to come eat with their loved ones. With the dietary manager we also hold a taste of home once a month to talk about the meals and special events that are coming up that include meal or snack preparation.
The Ministerial Alliance has worked with us to get a minister here every Sunday to hold a Service. Ministers are on a rotating basis so we have a service every Sunday with an ice cream social that follows.
BINGO, among many other board games are very popular here. We just received Memorial money to buy large geriatric playing cards. Board games are always available to residents and guests of residents.
We received a popcorn popper from a memorial donation along with a 55' flat screen television for movie nights that we hold at least once a month and allow to be on during supper Saturday nights for the Lawrence Welk Show.
We read the paper every Thursday for those who are hard of sight and Monday mornings we have a book club to read novels. We take shopping trips down town weekly, go to Sterling (or where ever the urge takes us) once a month, get our nails done by staff at the center, throw birthday parties, and have new crafts to work on regularly. There is always a puzzle started in the activity room for anyone to work on.
We also have a library stocked wtih large print books, a geriatric 24' computer screen monitor with a geriatric key board and high-speed internet access for our residents.
There is always something being added to our activity program and residents are encouraged to express ideas.