Friends & Family
Socialization is critical for all people, regardless of age, and seniors can be more susceptible to isolation. Many seniors have spent a considerable portion of their lives in the company of others – be it in the workplace or raising children. After retirement, and with children leaving the house, the opportunities to socialize may decrease, especially if the senior must rely on others for transportation.
An active social lifestyle is more important than ever in helping seniors maintain a sharp mind, remain connected to the world around them, increase feelings of happiness, and develop a sense of belonging.
Sometimes a little extra companionship can ease the transition, up the celebration, and make all the difference when it comes to recreation. At Beach House, we offer just that with a personalized program that has move-in days, birthdays and holidays covered— and “just because” days, too.
Intergenerational Life Program
Nothing makes the heart and mind feel younger than spending time with the young of heart, mind, and age. Our Intergenerational Life Program blends the traditional and innovative opportunities for residents to engage with younger community members – an enriching experience for everyone who participates.
Beach House Activity Director is constantly identifying Intergenerational Life activities that suit the season and coordinating with appropriate community leaders to organize each activity:
- Technology / Social Media Class – High School students may volunteer to teach residents about Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc.
- Music Program – A high School choir may offer a special performance including a sing-along with residents
- Girl / Boy Scouts – Girl and/or Boy Scout troops can teach our seniors crafts and skills like holiday decorating, knot-tying, etc.
- Homecoming – During a High School Homecoming football game, two Beach House residents may be crowned King and Queen during halftime.