What Types of Activities Does an Assisted Living Community Offer Residents?

When people look into assisted living, especially elderly men and women, they don’t want to just give up on life. They want a community where they can hang out with others, make new friends, reconnect with old friends they haven’t seen in a while, and stay as active as possible. Each person is different, of course, and their physical capability and health will determine just how many activities and what types of activities they can take part in. 

Every assisted living community is different, just as every senior is different. So, it’s important not to jump to conclusions and assume that if one particular facility offers certain activities that all of them do. 


You’ll want to go on a tour.

Assisted Living Theodore, AL: Activities at Assisted Living

Even though the pandemic has changed a lot of the way things had operated in the past, you should be able to take a tour, even if it’s a virtual tour, of any assisted living facility you are interested in moving to. 

This will give you some insight into what the facility looks like, what types of activities they offer, the entertainment they have, the dining facility, the grounds, and so forth. 

But, in general, what kinds of activities might you find at some assisted living communities? 


Arts and music. 

There may be a variety of art, crafts, and music courses going on at different times throughout the year. There may be performers who come in and entertain on the piano, acoustic guitar, or a violin, for example. 

You may also have local artists who come in to offer classes on sculpting, painting, and other types of art. 



Depending on the facility, they might have a fitness center of some sort. It may look a little bit different than your average gym in order to accommodate the physical limitations and challenges of residents, but there may be some ability for seniors to exercise regularly. 


Trips out to various destinations. 

Whether it’s the local mall, a shopping plaza, and art gallery, a museum, or even a local park, and assisted living facility may offer trips for residents to get to these different destinations. 

The more you look into assisted living, the more you begin to realize it is truly a wonderful option for elderly men and women who may need some support from time to time. 

Even for those aging seniors who are dealing with Alzheimer’s or have more significant medical issues, assisted living can be a wonderful place to maintain a high quality of life and dignity. 


If you or an aging loved one are considering Assisted Living near Theodore, AL, contact Ashbury Manor Specialty Care and Assisted Living at 251-317-3017. 

About Cindy Johnson

Ashbury Manor’s Administrator since 2008, Cindy Johnson is a long-time expert in the assisted living field. Prior to her arrival at Ashbury Manor, Cindy managed acquisitions and crisis management for existing and new larger senior care project developments for eleven years. As regional manager for an Oregon-based assisted living management company, Cindy was directly responsible for operations for five 50-65 bed assisted living facilities. As manager during the transition to new ownership, Cindy reorganized internal operations and conducted leadership training for Executive Directors. As a result of her management and expertise, one of the company’s facilities (in Ocala, Florida) received a deficiency-free survey, resulting in the lifting of a moratorium on operation.

A nurse for 36 years, senior care has always been Cindy’s passion. Desiring to work more closely with residents, Cindy became a Category II Administrator in 2005. As Ashbury Manor’s Administrator, Cindy understands the complexities associated with dementia and cognitive impairment and she has fallen in love with seniors with dementia or cognitive impairment and their families.

Cindy is Treasurer of the local “Senior Coalition” chapter. She enjoys mentoring new candidates who want to become administrators.

As a 16-bed facility, with Cindy's training and experience, our residents and their families can be sure Ashbury Manor’s carefully selected staff provides the expertise of a larger facility while maintaining the individualized personal care of a small special needs home.
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