Therapeutic Activities / Programming
Allen House offers a daily activity program based on the habilitation model of care. Seven days a week, the activity coordinators structure programs to highlight the individual strengths and interests of each resident, while keeping activities failure-free. The activity schedule is designed to resemble a normal daily routine, including multisensory experiences which provide residents with a sense of comfort and success.
Allen House residents enjoy regularly scheduled time in the garden, bus trips and outings to cultural institutions in the greater Boston community. Activities such as stimulating word games, daily walks outside (weather permitting) and exercise groups, music, art, afternoon teas, Catholic Mass and Shabbat services are offered to ensure residents’ cognitive, physical, creative, social and spiritual needs are being met.
Springhouse Senior Living has a partnership with the Access to Art program at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Access to Art tours are visitor centered, interactive tours designed for groups with disabilities, which may include physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, people with dementia.
In addition, we participate in the Artists for Alzheimer’s organization. We visit the Coolidge Corner Movie Theatre for Meet me at the Coolidge and Make Memories programs. Meet Me at the Movies & Make Memories is a one-of-a-kind film experience, designed specifically for persons with dementia and their care partners. Short clips from classic films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence, guided by a moderator. This program demonstrates how film can be a form of treatment for some of the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. The cinema has the power to connect us with our deep-rooted emotional memories – the kind that never leave us.
All our programming is designed to encourage reminiscence and self-expression. Cooking and baking favorite recipes along with the use of expressive arts therapies include pet therapy visits and interaction with children. Springhouse is proud of the exceptional care we provide while using proven therapeutic and creative programming models.