A Day At Heartland Harmony:

Each day begins with a time of reminiscing over a refreshing beverage of the season – a warm cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate on cool days.  On summer days we enjoy iced tea, lemonade or perhaps a cool fresh fruit smoothie that we make together in the kitchen.  The theme of the day is introduced during this time.

We move into some chair exercises and stretching to improve strength and balance.  This is so important in preventing falls in the elderly.  This leads us into other physical activities.  We might play pitch and catch with an indoor ball and mitt, pitch some horseshoes, play balloon volleyball or take part in a simple square dance.

By now it is lunch time.  Each person brings a lunch.  This is when we share life experiences and get to know one another better.

A short walk indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather, helps get everyone ready for the final activities of the day—which include singing, arts, crafts, board games, card games, dominoes, and jigsaw puzzles.  Activities are adapted and designed to fit the needs of our friends.