Inspired Life is our Lifestyle and Activities Program for our residents at Maple Ridge Lodge. It is a signature comprehensive activity program that encompasses new experiences and enriches old favorites. Our philosophy is that our programs should offer nothing less than everything our residents hoped it would be! These are activities designed to allow our residents to enjoy a full and purposeful life.
The goal of the program is to provide predictable, balanced programs that incorporate the latest research in holistic living environments and socially purposeful activities to create a feeling of wellbeing in seniors. It is a mix of active and sedentary, familiar, and new, comfortable, and challenging. To guide all programming, each resident will be asked to share their interests with us when they arrive, in the form of their Inspired Life Resident History.
The objective is to continue what seniors like and tempt them to try new things all in a setting of safety and support. Some are large group activities, while some clubs and special interest groups could have as few as four or five like-minded residents.
There are 6 components of the INSPIRED LIFE Program:
- Physical Wellness = Senior Strong
- Spiritual Wellness = Open Mind
- Emotional Wellness = Holistic Exploration
- Social Wellness = Nature Lovers
- Intellectual Wellness = Cranium Stretch
- Occupational Wellness = Busy Hands
We divide our Inspired Life Program into these categories of engagement so that we can be sure we are evenly distributing them weekly and so that we can plan them for the time of day when they are best received. To make it easy to understand and visualize the variety on our calendar, we have color coded them. One thing that our program did not forget is fun! Our residents will enjoy a purposeful, fun, engaging activity calendar that they can participate in as much or as little as they choose. Some of our most popular programs are:
- Ageless Artists
- Enriched Life Bird Watchers
- The Lodge Culinary Club
- Wine Enthusiasts Club
- Bloom and Bud (floral arranging, gardening)