5 Phrases Senior Living Activity Directors Never Say and 5 They Do

As Activity Directors at Senior Living Communities, our primary mission is to create vibrant and inclusive environments that foster engagement, happiness, and meaningful connections for our beloved residents. Every day, we strive to encourage laughter, shared experiences, and a sense of belonging. However, there are certain phrases we consciously avoid using, as they have the potential to hinder the warm atmosphere we aim to maintain. In this blog, we will share the five phrases we never say to ensure residents feel engaged and connected.

“You’re too old for that.”
Instead, we say: “Age is just a number! What would you like to explore or learn today? We’re here to support your interests.”

Age should never limit one’s curiosity or enthusiasm for trying new things. Our residents possess a wealth of life experiences, and we believe in encouraging them to explore their interests, hobbies, and passions, no matter their age. By supporting their desires to learn, grow, and have fun, we create an environment that promotes lifelong learning and personal fulfillment.

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Step 1: Plan a “Lucy’s Comedy Night” – Gather residents for a sidesplitting movie marathon featuring classic comedies, just like Lucy’s escapades.

Step 2: Create “Lucy’s Comedy Club” – Organize skit nights, where residents can showcase their comedic talents and bring a smile to everyone’s faces.

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