It is well known that stress is a killer so anything you can do to relieve it will help speed up your recovery. Being in a nursing home or undergoing rehab can seem daunting at first until you realize you are not alone. Recreation not only relieves boredom, it helps you meet others, reminisce, share experiences, and compare notes. Nothing is better for the recovery process than a good laugh with friends.
Leisure activities are the perfect counterbalance to medication, nursing care, and rehab. They help improve your quality of life, dignity, and morale, and can also be mind-broadening. Learning a new stich in knitting or embroidery, or learning a new language for instance, boost your self-esteem.
Haym Salomon Home for Nursing & Recreation in Brooklyn NY has a varied recreation program seven days a week. Evening events include parties, bingo, trivia quizzes, and word games. Recreation leaders are available on every floor to guide you on the various activities on offer. Music is relaxing and fun and every week we get a violinist in to serenade you at dinner.
We also put on live musical events, including singalongs, which are extremely popular with patients. Our leisure activities even include visits by groups of young performers.
We really think that recreation therapy, including art and crafts and other activities help enormously the healing process. That is why we take fun very seriously. Your mood and mental health is absolutely crucial for your health.