Resident Activities Available at Rolling Hills
Keeping Residents as Active as Possible
The Activities Program at Rolling Hills is directed by our Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. The program helps provide ongoing meaningful activities that are appropriately suited to the needs and interests of our residents. These activities help our residents engage physical activity and also promote intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
The Activities Program provides challenges and opportunities in a planned, coordinated, and structured manner to encourage the continuation of normal activities and an optimal level of daily functionality. By utilizing this program, residents are able to help avoid the need for rehabilitation and therapy. The Activity Staff utilizes recreational, educational, leisure and community resources under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator to assist residents in achieving their optimal level of functionality.
To do this, the Activity Staff takes the time to get to know residents and their unique individual situations by talking with each resident and their family members to learn about resident interests, music preferences and abilities. The staff also documents each resident’s involvement and response to activities to track progress and plan for future activities. With this information, an individual Activity Plan of Care is created and utilized for each resident.
See our employment page to check our information on our Activities Program Internship.
“I enjoy seeing people get excited when they see me and my dog Keota. I enjoy brightening everyone’s day and the bonds and friendships we’ve grown. We are treated with the upmost kindness and respect, and are always greeted with cheerful staff. I am thanked each and every time I come to do pet therapy by all staff and many residents also say thanks. I always feel appreciated.”
Patti, Pet Therapy Volunteer
Activities for Every Resident
Activities are held throughout the facility in large and small groups as well as on one-on-one. Family and friends are invited to join their loved one for activities. Activity Staff frequently work with residents and their family members for input and inspiration for new and different activities. If you have suggestions for a loved one at Rolling Hills, please contact our Activities and Recreation Director, Linda Fabry. Example group activities that you or your loved one can expect at Rolling Hills may include the following:
Large Group Activities
Bingo and other Interactive Games
Small Group Activities
Group Discussion and Reminiscing Programs
Games and Trivia
Table Pool and Darts
Attending Local Fairs
Going Out to Eat Together
Staying Socially Active
At Rolling Hills, we like to utlize on one-on-one interactions that focus on sensory stimulation and leisure that meet the needs and preferences of our residents. Items and supplies needed during their leisure time such as reading and writing materials, puzzles, games, craft supplies and playing cards are provided.
There are a variety of areas inside and outside of Rolling Hills for residents to read, gather for socializing, work on a puzzle, or other types of recreation and hobby crafts.
Social Gatherings with Family and Friends
Family and friends are encouraged to have social gatherings with their loved one at Rolling Hills and are welcome to use the facilities in our home. Reserving a room for a special event can be done by contacting our Activities and Recreation Coordinator, Linda Fabry, or another member of the Activity Staff.