Activities & From the Heart

Activities & From the Heart 2018-03-19T00:20:16+00:00

Art from the Heart

Art is an important form of expression for anyone, but it is especially important when words are often lost.

Research has shown that when a person has Alzheimer’s or dementia, they can find it difficult to find the words to verbalize a memory.

Each week our resident activities include working with an artist on staff.  We call this component ‘Art from the Heart.

In February and April of 2014, we were pleased to have two Artists-in-Residence from the LUX Center for the Arts come to our Independence House at Northview to offer instruction in pastels and clay.  The Lincoln Journal Star featured the story in the Sunday, April 27 edition of the paper.

In addition to working with the Lux Center for the Arts, we also participate in other community programs such as the “Stepping On” program with Aging Partners and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s with the Great Plains Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association.

Resident Activities

Today is a great day to make a memory!

When you see the joy and smiles on the faces of our residents during our activities and outings, it is easy to understand that, regardless of individual limitations, there is so much to be enjoyed in life!

We provide weekly outings for our residents. We visit museums, nature centers, the Capitol and other places of interest. (Sometimes we stop for ice cream on the way home, too!)

Keeping residents engaged has been shown to reduce behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. And helps us make new memories every day!

Contact us at 402-475-7755 or email us for more information.

Today is a great day to make a memory!

When you see the joy and smiles on the faces of our residents during our activities and outings, it is easy to understand that, regardless of individual limitations, there is so much to be enjoyed in life!

We provide weekly outings for our residents. We visit museums, nature centers, the Capitol and other places of interest. (Sometimes we stop for ice cream on the way home, too!)

Keeping residents engaged has been shown to reduce behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. And helps us make new memories every day!

Want to know more? Call us at 402-475-7755.