Here at The Gardens, we encourage residents to give us ideas about their recreational interests because this is their home and we want to add to their comfort and enjoyment. Our entertainment agenda is filled with many interesting and varied activities from which to choose. Each week, residents enjoy coffee socials, exercise classes, Bingo, card games, Happy Hour, challenging word games and Wii games on our big-screen TV. In addition, we have a new WOW computer for residents to use to keep in touch with family via Skype or email. We also offer regularly scheduled interdenominational services, musical entertainment, painting classes, pet therapy and special events, such as visits from HORSE of CT and Horizon Wings, two organizations which rehabilitate injured and abused animals.
We take out-trips to interesting places, such as restaurants, local museums, plays and seasonal sight-seeing tours. In the summertime, we go to ice cream shops, see shows at the City Center and we even take a couple of boat trips out on Candlewood Lake. We enjoy baking, gardening and doing crafts – creating things both for ourselves and to raise money for our Resident Council. We also enjoy hearing suggestions from residents and their family members for additional recreational programming which can be incorporated into our calendar. We are always open to new ideas!
Our residents are at a stage in their lives when they have the free time to socialize and enjoy activities. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere in which they can take advantage of a variety of activities and make choices which best meet their individual needs.