We take pride in offering a wide variety of activities to help our residents enjoy each moment. Research shows that active engagement in regular physical and mental activity can reduce stress, alleviate boredom, and even increase lifespans. The opportunity to engage in meaningful activity can generate positive feelings not only during the activity but leading up to it. In long-term care settings, the desire to participate in activities usually motivates residents to be active which enhances their overall well-being.
Our residents attend community outings every month. This allows our residents to reintegrate back into the community to experience new people, places, and stimulation. These outings include things like going to restaurants, shopping, live performances, visiting the museum, bowling, scenic drives, church events, cruising on The Spirit of Washington, casino trips, and much more.
Our residents enjoy an array of various interactive and stimulating activities. These events assist residents with staying socially active and maintaining interpersonal relationships which helps maintain good physical and emotional health, and decreases depression.
Our goal is to keep our residents in the best physical shape as possible, so we invite a YMCA instructor to visit URCC twice a week to facilitate various exercises. We also have “Wii Therapy” where our residents interact with a physical video game. These types of programs are facilitated with residents to improve eye-hand coordination and mobility, allow for competition, help reduce stress and control emotional tension, improve muscle tone, circulation, and gross motor skills.
Our recreational activities are facilitated with residents to stimulate their intellect, support memory and recall, stimulate conversation, increase socialization and improve self-esteem. They participate in activities such as discussion groups, trivia games (i.e. Jeopardy, crossword puzzles, Sudoko, Scrabble, Puzzles, and Family Feud) and other activites to help our residents stay mentally sharp.
It’s no secret that individuals today are living longer and embracing new and different activities well into their older years. Arts and crafts, collage, gardening, creative writing, floral arrangement and other creative projects can help alleviate boredom and keep our residents minds busy, and may even help prevent feelings of depression. Furthermore, arts and crafts help with hand-eye coordination, cognitive abilities, and concentration.
Computer & Internet
Our library offers a wide range of reading material for our residents and within the library we have computers with Internet access. We take into account the self-expressed needs and interests of our residents and offer every outlet, digital or otherwise to make reading or finding information as easy as possible.
Special Annual Events for URCC Residents
- New Year’s Eve Luncheon
- Black History Month Program
- Mardi Gras Celebration
- Valentine’s Day King and Queen Ball
- St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
- Residents’ Senior Prom
- Residents’ Easter Egg Hunt & Luncheon
- National Nursing Home Week Celebration
- Independence Day Cookout
- Monthly Birthday Celebrations
- Memorial Day Cookout
- Labor Day Cookout
- Mother’s Day Tea & Luncheon
- Father’s Day Luncheon
- Halloween Party
- Pumpkin Contest
- Resident Thanksgiving Luncheon
- Mayor’s Senior Holiday Celebration
- Resident and Family
- Annual Christmas Holiday Reception
- Christmas Day Luncheon
- Christmas Party