Conquering Imposter Syndrome: A Guide for Activity Directors and Staff in Senior Living Communities Hey, all you Activity Directors, Programming Managers, and Activity Coordinators—yes, I’m talking to you! Ever feel like you’re just playing a part in your own professional life? Don’t sweat it, we’ve all been there. Imposter Syndrome is as common as […]
In the vast landscape of the senior living community, there exists a profound thread that has been woven with empathy, leadership, and innovation—a thread primarily carried by women. As we delve into the remarkable contributions of women in senior care, we discover an inspiring narrative that dispels the notion of this sector being a boys’ club. Instead, it stands as a testament to the boundless capabilities of women in shaping the future of senior living facilities.
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.
1. Embrace Laughter and Humor:
Lucy’s laugh-out-loud antics brightened our TV screens for years. Let’s bring that joy to our residents with these easy steps:
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.
As we age, we may find ourselves in a senior living community, where we can receive the care and attention we need while still maintaining our independence. However, as with any communal living arrangement, safety, and security can be a concern. That’s where InTouchLink’s CCTV lobby camera feed comes in – providing peace of mind for residents and their loved ones.
Working in a senior living community can be a rewarding job, but it can also be stressful. To help staff manage stress and maintain their overall well-being, we’ve compiled a list of the 9 Best Ways to Reduce Staff Stress in Senior Living: Sounds simple, but is it? Take regular breaks: It’s important to take […]