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Your response to community involvement

February 12, 2009
by Kevin Kolus
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As part of your resident activity offerings, does your facility offer consistent local community involvement? Please explain those activities.


Comments:

- We have elementary students who come in to assist residents with Bingo. Also, there are other civic organizations that do the same. Many come in over the holidays for caroling; various churches come in to host the monthly birthday parties for the residents.

- We constantly have community volunteers—teens and retired persons—that come in and interact with our residents. The residents enjoy the intergenerational contacts. Additionally, we have volunteers come in with animals and interact with pet therapy. Share your activity offerings in the comments below.
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Kevin Kolus wrote for Long-Term Living when he was an editor. He left the brand in 2012...