Laughter is a universal language that transcends age and background. At our assisted living facility in Venice, FL, we believe in the power of laughter to enhance the lives of our residents. Through a variety of activities and initiatives, we create an environment that fosters joy, social connections, and overall well-being.
Spreading Joy Through Laughter
Laughter is not just a way to lighten the mood; it has tangible physical and mental health benefits. Studies have shown that laughter can boost the immune system, reduce stress, and activate various organs in our bodies. It’s a powerful tool for promoting happiness and improving the quality of life, no matter where you are in your journey.
Creating Moments of Levity
At Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe, we are dedicated to creating moments of levity that bring smiles to our residents’ faces. We’ve established a unique approach to infusing laughter into daily life without the need for fancy gadgets or elaborate setups.
The Laughter Basket
One way we promote laughter is through our “Laughter Basket.” We’ve assembled a collection of items that never fail to bring about a chuckle or two. The basket includes folded pieces of paper with jokes and funny sayings, masks, silly toys, clown noses, Groucho glasses, rubber noses, and noisemakers. We encourage our residents to dip into the Laughter Basket several times a day, choosing something to share, laugh at, and enjoy. We also extend this invitation to our residents’ loved ones and visitors, fostering a culture of shared laughter.
Dancing to the Beat
Who can resist the urge to dance when they hear their favorite tunes? We’ve made a delightful deal with our team members: whenever certain music starts playing, like “The Macarena” or “The Chicken Dance,” they spontaneously break into dance right where they are! This spontaneous and joyful movement not only entertains our residents but also creates a lively atmosphere that’s infectious. We play these tunes three or four times a day when our residents are nearby, and it never fails to lift spirits and bring smiles to their faces.
Singing Along to Happy Tunes
Music has a unique way of connecting people and sparking joy. We’ve compiled a list of 80 songs that resonate with our residents, and we’ve even provided lyrics for easy sing-alongs. You can find the music to accompany these songs on platforms like YouTube. Singing together is not only fun but also a great way to strengthen social bonds and promote a sense of togetherness.
Laughter often begins with being a little playful. At our assisted living facility, we encourage playfulness in various ways. Whether it’s learning to juggle balls, donning silly hats, or sporting funny noses, we believe in embracing the childlike spirit within us. These playful antics can bring out genuine smiles and laughter among our residents, creating a more vibrant and positive atmosphere.
Hidden Messages of Happiness
Another delightful activity we engage in is making paper fortune tellers with hidden messages. This simple game, reminiscent of childhood days, holds a surprise within each fold. Sharing these hidden messages and their predictions adds an element of excitement and laughter to our residents’ lives, and it’s a tradition we cherish.
At Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe, we understand the importance of spreading laughter among our residents. Laughter is a universal source of joy, and we’ve woven it into the fabric of our community. From the Laughter Basket to spontaneous dance sessions, sing-alongs, playful antics, and hidden messages of happiness, we are committed to nurturing an environment that promotes well-being through the power of laughter. Because here, laughter isn’t just a sound; it’s a language that speaks to the heart and soul, creating lasting moments of happiness for our cherished residents.