Therapeutic Recreation

Our World Outside the Witherell Walls

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Witherell’s beautiful 20+ acre campus is one of our most enviable features. With lush gardens and plenty of green space, our residents have always loved spending time outdoors. Now, blue skies and warm breezes are making the Witherell a wonderful place to enjoy the company of friends and family at safe social distances, too….

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Therapeutic Recreation Is Fun and Flexible at the Witherell!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Safeguarding the health of our residents is number one. But we also know that an essential part of well-being, and an important tool in preventing cognitive decline, is keeping seniors mentally engaged and emotionally connected. So, we’ve gotten very creative lately! Even though group activities are restricted currently, our therapeutic recreation team continues to offer…

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Together, Apart at the Witherell

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Visitors and volunteers are a big part of life at the Witherell. Since we’ve had to restrict both during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve gotten creative. The good news is that our therapeutic recreation staff, social workers and chaplaincy have risen to the occasion.  We’ve implemented many unique opportunities to offer (safe) interaction and activity for…

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Staying Connected and Engaged at the Witherell

Healthy Living | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Besides all the steps we’ve taken to keep Witherell residents healthy during the COVID-19 emergency, our social workers, therapeutic recreation staff, and volunteer director have stepped up to the plate and are pouring their hearts into creating new routines and engaging activities for our residents. “Our dedicated therapeutic recreation staff is continuing to provide mentally…

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Our Memory Care Unit: Caring for Those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When caring for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, an abundance of patience and kindness are something we at the Witherell prize as much as one’s physical care. There is an art to caring for those whose memories are failing them. Gail Carone and Amy Demezzo, two members of our therapeutic recreation team, work at…

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