May Activities Calendar

May 2016 Activities

Spring has finally sprung, which means we will be getting outside every chance that we get!

In addition to Mother’s Day, we will be celebrating National Nursing Home Week (5/8-5/14) with daily events, outings, entertainers, and much more. Stay tuned for activity updates!

Senior Health & Wellness Fair 2015

MetroWest’s Senior Health & Wellness Fair

Countryside Nursing Home was in attendance at this year’s MetroWest’s Senior Health & Wellness Fair hosted by Senator Spilka.

It was a fun and informative day of where health care and elder services organizations shared information on the type of services they provide. Many seniors and caregivers attended workshops on health programs, benefits and wellness activities.

We look forward to next year’s Senior Health & Wellness Fair!

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Lynn Power, Admissions Coordinator at Countryside Nursing Home

 

October Activities Calendar

 

October Activities Calendar

We are falling into Autumn and soon there will be frost on the pumpkin! We’re looking forward to our “mini-peepers” trip to look at the beautiful foliage. There will be volley balloon, movie matinees, card games, and of course a Halloween Party! Happy Birthday to all of our October birthday residents.

 

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Note: Activities can be subject to change.

Pet Therapy in Nursing Homes

Meet Midas, our beautiful pet therapy dog. Many years ago Judy Christensen adopted this Shepard/Husky mix because of his sweet loving nature and named him Midas because of the color of his fur.  But we think Midas has adopted Countryside Nursing Home!

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Pet Therapy in Nursing Homes

Midas’ weekly visits have made such a difference in our resident’s lives. One resident who no longer spoke would say “Hi Beautiful” when Midas came through the door. Another one of our ladies once had a lifelong fear of dogs and now she pets and talks to him.

Research has proven how beneficial pet therapy in nursing homes can be for elderly. Regular visits with pets, usually dogs, can have positive physical, emotional, and mental benefits. Physical benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and reducing overall stress. Emotional benefits include decreasing loneliness through the physical interaction. Anxiety and depression are also decreased.

Pet therapy is one of the regular services we offer our residents and we certainly know that Midas has the golden touch!

 

 

September Activities Calendar

September Activities Calendar

Although August is over, there still is plenty of fun outdoor activities planned. Let’s enjoy the warm weather while we can! (Remember last winter? Brrrrr!)  Card games, trivia, manicures and a Polka are planned in the coming days.  Happy Birthday to all of our September birthday residents. And a good luck kick off to the New England Patriots this season!

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Note: Activities can be subject to change.

August Activities Calendar

 

August Activities Calendar

It’s the Dog Days of Summer with plenty of fun activities for our residents. August 8th is the Friends & Family Cookout with great food and music. We have movie matinees, trivia games, bocce ball, and hair salon day. And a Happy Birthday to all of our August birthday residents!

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Note: August Activities can be subject to change.

 

Choosing the Right Nursing Home

 

Choosing the Right Nursing Home

Choosing the best nursing home for your loved one can be an emotional and confusing challenge. You’ll need to think about many things, including food, nursing staffs, activities and overall environment, and location.

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Choosing the best nursing home for your mother.

 

While no one can take care of your mother or loved one as well as you, your continued involvement in her care will assist the nursing facility you choose give her the best care possible. So trust your instincts! Only consider facilities in which you have a good feeling about, the services are there that she needs, and that the staff is friendly and welcoming, but also experienced.

Massachusetts Senior Care Association has developed a little check list HERE to help guide you to make the best decision.

And if you have any questions or we can assist you in any way, please call us at 508-872-5250.

June 2015 Activities Calendar

June Activities Calendar

Summer is finally here and it’s time to go outside! Let’s exercise and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful flowers! We have bocce ball, gardening and our walking club to look forward to.  Check our monthly calendar for more details on games and arts and crafts. And a special happy birthday to all of our June birthday residents!

 

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 Countryside Nursing Home
Framingham, MA
Metrowest’s Premier Nursing Home for Women

 

National Nursing Home Week

Happy National Nursing Home Week: May 10 – 16, 2015!

Although our staff and residents and their families deserve to be recognized all year long, we want to pay special tribute to them during this year’s National Nursing Home Week.  We are so blessed to have such a wonderful, caring and experienced staff. Some of our nurses have been with us for 37 years and many have been with us for more than 10 years.

It’s not always the big things like the group activities, the furniture or the flowers on the patio that help make our facility feel like a home. To the contrary, it’s the little things that go unnoticed except between a resident and caregiver that help make a our facility feel homey and warm.

So this week lets celebrate and give thanks to the wonderful people who make Countryside Nursing Home such a wonderful place to be.

 

than anyone else's.

 Countryside Nursing Home
Framingham, MA
Metrowest’s Premier Nursing Home for Women