Caring for Our Seniors: WOW! Moments at Orchard Park
Here at Orchard Park Senior Living, we’re committed to making life better for our residents. Through our activities program, each day is a new and amazing experience, filled with a sense of wonder, joy, and discovery.
We understand that each of our residents has unique dreams, preferences, and personalities, and seek to bring this personalized understanding to our approach to senior care. We believe that there are huge payoffs in getting to know each one of our residents. Our Smile Program is just one way that we receive the information we need to further personalize our residents’ experiences (if you’re a family member and haven’t signed up for Smile, be sure to do so!).
Not only does this personalized knowledge help us to improve our care outcomes, but it also helps to create special WOW! Moments for our residents! What’s a WOW! Moment, you may ask? Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be discussing on this month’s edition of the Orchard Park community blog! Keep reading to learn about this unique and heartwarming initiative.
What’s a WOW! Moment?
WOW! Moments are one of the cornerstones of the Blue Harbor Senior Living approach to personalized senior care. Perhaps a resident has always wanted to go the opera; or maybe they miss the days when they’d travel from city to city by train. Whatever their dreams or passions may be, we find a way to make these dreams a reality.
A resident over at one of our sister communities, Courtyards at River Park, had a dream to one day return to Alaska. However, he had leukemia and his doctor discouraged long distance travel. That didn’t stop the Blue Harbor staff from bringing his dream to light! In fact, they brought Alaska to him – penguins included! You can watch the video of this heartwarming story here.
WOW! Moments at Orchard Park
One of our passions here at Orchard Park is to create and plan these amazing WOW! Moments for our assisted living and memory care residents. We’ve recently started to write short stories about a few of these WOW! Moments on a special WOW! Moments page, and are so excited to continue sharing these heartwarming moments with our community.
To get a better idea of what kinds of WOW! Moments we plan at Orchard Park, take a look at the following stories:
- A Party for a Miraculous Recovery. We organized a special graduation party for one of our hospice residents who made a miraculous recovery!
- A Restauranteur in Our Community. One of our residents experienced improved health by being able to apply her talents right here in our nurturing senior community!
- A Day at the Lake. This resident’s WOW! Moment began when we took him to sign up for a new fishing license, followed by a fun and relaxing day fishing on the lake!
If your loved one isn’t in assisted living just yet, but you’d like to create a special moment with them on your own, there are plenty of different ways to create these special memories. Creating Special Moments with Your Parents is a great resource to help you get started!
Keep checking our WOW! Moments page for updates on other WOW! Moment features. Does your senior loved one live in our senior living community, and do you have an idea for a perfect WOW! Moment for them? We’d absolutely love to plan it together. Reach out to us so that we can set up a time to talk.
Have a wonderful rest of your May, and keep following the Orchard Park blog for additional community news!
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