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Life Care Residents Go for the GoldAugust 18, 2021
The Olympic games is not only a fierce sports competition, but it also celebrates nations coming together and showing pride for their countries. Residents at Redeemer Lafayette, a Redeemer Health Life Care community, participated in their own version of the summer Olympics.
Residents celebrated the Olympics with physically and mentally engaging games, such as corn hole, bowling, hula hoop, disc golf, and trivia. Throughout each of the activities, gold, silver, and bronze medals were given out to the participating residents.
Residents also indulged in food inspired by participating countries, including Greek gyros and pita, Chinese pot stickers and meatballs, and an American picnic-style-themed lunch.
At Redeemer Lafayette, Recreation Therapist and Recreation Therapy Department Supervisor Nicole Ritorto worked with the nursing and recreation teams to decorate an entire floor with international flags and materials featuring geographic and cultural information from around the world.
“Our goal for hosting an Olympic-themed program was to engage our residents in an exciting way and to help support and promote their emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being,” says Nicole. “Recreational activities have an immense impact on our residents, and we want to see our residents laughing, smiling, and interacting with one another.”
There also was a passing of the torch ceremony, where residents listened to Japan’s and America’s national anthems and watched a documentary on Japan’s art and culture.
Resident Council President at Redeemer Lafayette, Anita S., shares “how excited the residents were and how beautiful the event was.” Dorothy P., another resident from Redeemer Lafayette, expresses how “it has been hard to find a group activity for us to all enjoy, but this was perfect bringing the community together.”
This special Olympic-themed program is just one of many life-enriching activities that Redeemer Life Care communities make available for residents. For more information about our Life Care communities, visit RedeemerHealth.org/lifecare.