Daily Life at The Cordwainer

Fostering
engagement

Being happily engaged in a satisfying activity reduces agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger for individuals with dementia. It may even reduce challenging behaviors like sundowning or reduce the need for medication. From the moment our residents awake, they can access engaging, failure-free groups or individual activities just steps from their suite.

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Daily life through activities

Memory Books

Members of this art group can document their lives or interests in drawings, paintings or collage. The project challenges residents to create memory books, with pages devoted to special moments, poems, recipes, and anything they want to feature. The project ends with sharing the work.

Movement for the Mind

These interactive sessions blend exercise, reminiscence, and plenty of fun. Our Movement for the Mind activity includes gentle exercise to music in a supportive and friendly group. Residents are encouraged to do as much or little as they feel able to, and individuals with restricted mobility can easily join in.

Woodwork Shop

If residents like to use their hands, our wood workshop offers guided instruction on building bird boxes, memory boxes, wooden animals, outdoor planters and more. A seating area allows residents to relax and chat about their projects.

Performance Center

The Performance Center is the venue to enjoy movie evenings and other special gatherings. It also converts into a room for social activities that we occasionally invite the surrounding communities to use for scheduled events such as performances, speakers, entertainers, or local school’s ballet class.

Members of this art group can document their lives or interests in drawings, paintings or collage. The project challenges residents to create memory books, with pages devoted to special moments, poems, recipes, and anything they want to feature. The project ends with sharing the work.

These interactive sessions blend exercise, reminiscence, and plenty of fun. Our Movement for the Mind activity includes gentle exercise to music in a supportive and friendly group. Residents are encouraged to do as much or little as they feel able to, and individuals with restricted mobility can easily join in.

If residents like to use their hands, our wood workshop offers guided instruction on building bird boxes, memory boxes, wooden animals, outdoor planters and more. A seating area allows residents to relax and chat about their projects.

The Performance Center is the venue to enjoy movie evenings and other special gatherings. It also converts into a room for social activities that we occasionally invite the surrounding communities to use for scheduled events such as performances, speakers, entertainers, or local school’s ballet class.

Tovertafel-Purposeful Play

The Tovertafel, awarded “Most Promising Innovation of 2022,” is an interactive game console that projects specifically designed interactive games onto a table. The console was developed for people with cognitive challenges, is known to improve the quality of life of elderly people living with dementia, and is fun for residents to play with staff, visiting grandchildren and other family members.

Photo credit: Tovertafel
Photo credit: Tovertafel
Photo credit: Tovertafel
Photo credit: Tovertafel
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Meaningful connections

Our exceptional programming provides residents with an abundance of activities from which to choose. Our programming includes opportunities to learn, have fun, be entertained or just relax. We tailor our activities around our resident’s interests and incorporate evidence-based therapy programming that increases happiness and self-esteem.

Additional activities include:

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