04 Feb Recreation and Engagement at Buckingham’s Choice
“Meaningful days matter to ALL people. This need does not change when we get older!” says Jocelyn Martin, CTRS, Director of Recreation and Engagement for Buckingham’s Choice.
At a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) like Buckingham’s Choice, the Recreation and Engagement Team is crucial because they play a key role in enhancing the resident’s quality of life through fun, meaningful engagement opportunities. “Whether it is through individual or group programing, residents are able to learn, interact, create, and play! We strive to make a difference in the resident’s lives in some small way, every day,” Jocelyn explains.
Enriching Lives Every Day
“A great example of this impact is this story. For one of our residents with dementia, music had been a huge part of her life–she loved to play the piano in her earlier years. One day we brought her to the piano to see if she could still play, and she played beautifully. It really was so incredible to see what music can do for someone living with dementia!”
At Buckingham’s Choice, we offer countless experiences to enrich every aspect of life. Residents can choose from a wide variety of recreational pursuits, whether they live in independent living, assisted living, comprehensive care or even rehabilitation. No matter what the activity, we always encourage new friendships and spontaneous opportunities for engagement.
Activities as Unique as Our Residents
Some of our regularly scheduled activities include wellness workouts, concerts and movies, themed festivals and socials and Singing Circle, a fun weekly sing-along led by a music therapist and guitarist. Gardening areas and walking trails provide ways to connect with nature, while our woodworking shop and music room offer opportunities to practice favorite hobbies.
“One of the reasons why I chose this career path is the humbling feeling of knowing that I am making that difference in the lives of our residents,” shares Jocelyn. “We have so much to learn from our elders and I’m grateful that I have been blessed with this opportunity! We have a wonderful team at BCI and I can’t wait to see what the 2019 brings.”
Contact us to schedule a tour or to learn more about how Integrace Buckingham’s Choice, a continuing care retirement community in Adamstown, can enrich your life.