living life to the fullest
We Believe in Living.
Our activities department is now named Life Enrichment, denoting that the daily scheduled activities in fact enrich the lives of our residents. Daily activities are important, too, in fulfilling the seven dimensions of wellness:
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Following are choices that residents have in leading a purposeful life:
Computers can help older adults connect to the outside world and to loved ones. Our computer lab is called Internet Café because while you are “surfing the net,” you can be leisurely sipping on a cup of coffee. What’s “surfing the net?” Find out what it means and how to do it by the student instructors will be there to help you.
In everything we do at Ballou, we try to enrich the mind, body, and spirit. Our Chapel is a splendid place to lift the spirit, whether you are there alone in reflection, or for a Mass/service with others.
Food & Dining
Meals are served at the same time each day to all residents, together. Exceptions are made for residents who are incapacitated and wish to eat in their rooms. Mealtime gives residents a chance to socialize with their friends and to enjoy both nutritious and delicious food. We do consider any special dietary needs of residents. Family members are invited to dine with their loved ones, if so desired, and at an extra cost.
Like to be pampered? Who doesn’t? And, Oh! That relaxing feeling that overcomes you when you are having your hair cut, washed, rinsed, and dried. It’s a good feeling and lasts for awhile after you’re done.
It’s a proven fact that activity in the arts helps healthy aging. Arts activity draws out creativity, memories, and decision making, and leads to physical and emotional well-being. Ballou schedules unique arts programming for our residents.
Regular exercise is important to healthy living. Our Fitness for Function classes are held in collaboration with CareLink’s Rehab Innovations program. Exercises are graded for older adults so that they are therapeutically challenging and meaningful.
The Ballou Difference
Our Residents Are Everything
We are small in numbers, but BIG in care. It is our “smallness” that enables us to provide personal care for all our residents. Our activities department has a new name, Life Enrichment, reflecting how activities help residents lead a purposeful life. Spirituality is central to our residents’ sense of well-being. Our beautifully appointed chapel is conducive to reflection, prayer, and worship. Mealtime is important, also, not only for the fine cuisine that is served (our Chef was Head-Chef at Cocke ’n Kettle Restaurant) but, also, it is a time for socialization with residents and friends. Other services include a hair salon, internet café, library, and transport to doctor appointments. And, our exquisitely kept outside gardens are a perfect place for respite on a breezy, summer day.
There's Always Something To Do At Ballou
There’s always a lot happening at Ballou… from Trivia to Bocce we have activities and events that strengthen the mind and body and encourage our sense of community.
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