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September 2019

Recreation Services Continue to Expand Programming for Health Center Residents

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A note from Wake Robin’s Recreation Services Manager, Andrea Longe, ACC/SMC, CDP

The Recreation Department continues to focus our efforts on customizing our cultural enrichment programs, both on and off campus. We have placed an emphasis on individualizing our practice and branching out beyond the Linden Health Center. We continue ongoing conversations with residents in Linden about their interests and develop programming based upon their response.

Many of the program additions are collaborative offerings that include the entire Wake Robin Community, because friendships should not be limited based upon the location of your home. We are very excited to offer more opportunities that include our friends in the Independent Living community and challenge the traditional health center/nursing home boundaries.

Group gathers outside historic house

Linden and IL residents touring the Hildene Lincoln Family Home

An example of these collaborative offerings is the recent trip residents took to Manchester, Vermont. We visited the Hildene Lincoln Family Home on a beautiful summer day for a guided tour and lunch. Everyone enjoyed the company and camaraderie.

So much of our well-being is based upon our social circles and our abilities to feel purpose. When facing a level of care change, the social self is often quite fragile. We see it as a necessity for us to continue to offer opportunities that stretch beyond a person’s limitations. Some of our most recent program additions have touched upon that very need, from a group of Linden residents who make sandwiches for Committee on Temporary Shelter, to a cohort who together each week take classes in The Great Courses educational art series.

A group makes sandwiches

Linden residents prepare sandwiches for COTS Burlington.

We are happy to share with anyone information about our initiatives. Please be in touch, and we look forward to speaking with you!

Andrea Longe, ACC/SMC, CDP
Recreation Services Manager (802)264-5149