Activities at Berkshire
Games & Activities
It's ALL Fun and Games!
- Movies are featured weekly; mixture of classic films along with current films.
- Bingo, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Pictionary, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Trivia Plus, Memory Madness, Crossword Puzzles, At the Horse races, Board-Games, Mad-Libs, Charades, Bowling, Table Games, and much more!
- Monthly Raffel, Pet Therapy, Community Outings.
- Visitors, Volunteers, & Intergenerational groups come to Berkshire to play music, play games, and chat with our residents.
Stay In Shape!
- Eat This... Not That, Health and Human Body, The Topic Is Doctoring.. etc.
Tai Chi, Chair Dancing, Ballon Volleyball, Toss It Across, Sittercise, Zumba, Wheelercise, Kick Out, Yoga, Exercise Sharks, Arm and Leg Stretch, Rowing, Hands- Up, Let's Get Physical, and many more fun ways to exercise!
You Are The Life Of The Party!
Parties and Monthly Events
such as; Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day, Spring Socials, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.
Also we have monthly Birthday Parties, Newcomers Parties, Happy Hours, and Ice Cream Sofa Socials.
On-Site Worship Services!
-We offer Rosary once a week!
-Christian Chat offered twice a month
-On religious occasions such as Easter, Passover, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc. there will be special services held.
Boys Will Be Boys!
Mens group meets once a month, however some groups like to meet every week, or even every day!
-Discuss current events, sports, participate in poker events and various other sporting events.
Girls Just Want To Have FUN!
Ladies hour meets once a month, some ladies like to meet weekly and even daily!
-Red Hat Society Ladies Manicures, Beauty Tips, Bored-Games such as bridge.
Creative Writing & Reading
Bring Your Imagination To Life!
Poems, Create a Story, Chicken Noodle Soup Stories, What Would You Do, Short Stories, Emotional Thoughts, Creative Poetic Journeys, etc.
Whats Going On?!
We hold weekly discussions about current events, and breaking headlines. This allows residents to keep up to date with current events while being able to speak freely about the news.
-Residents get together to discuss events going on in the facility. Any thing the residents would like to suggest, create, or discuss is documented by staff members to help better their experience here at Berkshire. We love to here what our residents have to say!
The Power of Music
Move To The Beat!
Dancing Activities such as:
Twist and Shout, Lets Boogie, Hula Moves, Musical Chairs, Shake It, Hokey Pokey, Let's Macarena, Parade Marching, Let's Swing, Lets Groove, Dance Moves, and various other activities guaranteed to get you moving!
Musical Activities such as:
Music Talk, Finish My Lyric, Name That Tune, Sing Alongs, Karaoke, and much more!
See Whats Cooking!
Every month we have a food planning committee meeting, residents sit down with our Food Service Director to discuss next months menu. Here residents can voice their opinions about what they like and do not like on the current menu and offer suggestions.
We have cooking classes monthly such as Baking Bliss, Pie Making, Cookie Club, Healthy Cooking Groups,
The World Is In Your Hands!
Every month we choose a country to explore and learn about. Choosing a country a month allows
- Travel Talk, Where In The World?, Imagination Vacation, Imagine That, Travel Back In Time.
Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall
For each season we prepare activities for residents to take part in.
Winter - Winter Ball, Winter scramble, Winter Water Colors, Snowfall Crafts, Pass The Snowball etc.
Spring - Mother's Day Tea, Gardening Club, Spring Hats Craft, Flower Crafts, Spring in Bloom Crafts, etc.
Summer- Luau Parties, Bi-Weekly Barbecues, Classic Car Show, Summer Fun Crafts, Hot Summer Days Crafts, etc.
Fall- Craft Fair, Autumn Leaves Crafts, Autumn Scrabble, etc.
Our Therapeutic Recreation department works hard to provide our patients with new, educational experiences that address the array of cognitive, emotional and spiritual needs of the individuals within our care. Programs include social entertainment, creative workshops, pet and music therapy, facility outings and religious services of all faiths.