Integrity Healthcare of Godfrey – Daily Life

Activities Calendar

Please make sure you take a look at our calendar of daily activities and special events!

Make sure you click the event or “see more” to view the detailed list of activities each day.  You might want to plan a visit around a special event. Often times, your loved one will participate more actively if family members are present.

Did you know that our residents help plan our daily activities?  They sure do and they never hesitate to tell us what they like to do best! We plan lots of BINGO because they like BINGO!

We include ZOOMERCISE! on many days in order to stimulate and energize our big family! Lots of giggles and sometimes groans fill the room as they reach up to stretch their arms and wiggle their fingers!

WE LIKE TO PARTY!

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We love to party! Each month we plan a birthday party for residents, and we celebrate all the important holidays!  It isn’t uncommon to find our folks with fancy beverages and pretty snacks, but we don’t stop there! We look closely at unusual things to celebrate. We celebrate ice cream, s’mores and popcorn! We have tea parties, hot chocolate socials and coffees!  Maybe you have a great idea to share with our activities team!  They’d love to hear from you.  You can contact us through our contact page … but better still … we’d love to see you in the facility!  Come by for a visit!

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Dietary Staff at Integrity Healthcare of Godfrey!  They were big winners in the Rock Star Cooking Contest! Enjoy this video of their winning entries.

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Most people like to listen to music.  Many like to sing and many others are true musicians. Integrity Healthcare of Godfrey is fortunate to have volunteers who visit the facility and host worship services and other musical activities for the residents.  The elderly population greatly benefits from participation in musical activities. While many prefer the pop songs of their youth, almost all our residents enjoy spiritual songs. The old hymns they learned as children are among their favorites.

Participation by singing, or just listening, often relieves stress and helps eliminate depression. Engaging in the activity shared with other residents creates bonds of friendship and entices participants to focus on building new relationships with the folks who live in their nursing care community.

Memory skills are often enhanced through music. The mere task of working to remember words to songs or the stories surrounding the times when … and the places where those songs were first learned … is a healthy task.  Music generates laughter, and laughter is healthy in ways that we cannot count!

Check our activities calendar.  Maybe you’ll want to come by and sing along!  We welcome your visit.

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MAKE YOUR VISITS MORE MEANINGFUL!

Visit at mealtime and help deliver your loved one’s meal try to their table. Your company will probably make them eat more.

Visit at the time of activities and encourage your family member’s participation.Take a favorite book along on your visit and read to your family member.

Write letters or note cards for your loved one. Help them stay in contact with their friends and family. Carry in letters or cards written to them, too.  Help them read those! 

If you take videos of children’s sports activities or school performances, take your computer or iPad on your visit and share that video!

Take along a favorite board game and play with your loved one.                                                                                                                                 

Take a puzzle that you can complete in the length of your visit.

Music is stimulating, so take your iPod or a CD player and play some favorite songs.

If you have a child to take along, take craft projects that all of you can do. Painting sun catchers or stringing bead necklaces would be appropriate.

Use technology to connect with family members.  Take your laptop and Skype so your loved one can have a real time conversation with another family member!

Paint fingernails, brush hair or give hand massages to men and women.

Take your family member on a walk through the facility or outside, and visit the flower beds. Talk about the things you see.

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