The LEGACY™ Brain Health and Memory Care Program addresses the complex nature of cognitive health. Purposeful activities, loving interactions, daily physical movement, delicious & healthy foods, as well as comprehensive wellness care support the “whole person” for maximum enjoyment of life.
Researchers have found that a lack of social contact to be a major contributor to cognitive decline. Life at Sun and Sea is rich with opportunities to connect quietly with a friend, host a family gathering, or join into the lively group interactions that fill our days. Residents and family members often comment on how much their overall affect changes with the daily infusion of companionship and social contact.
Mental stimulation is woven into the fabric of life at Sun and Sea! Morning exercise often includes updates and conversation about positive current events. Trivia games with our teen volunteers keep everyone on their toes! Word games, puzzles, playing cards or board games, sing-a-longs – a daily favorite, drawing, painting, creativity in all forms, as well as engaging in reminiscing conversations, all of these activities are protective of brain health.
Researchers have discovered that what is good for the heart is good for the brain. Regular physical movement is important at every age and stage of life. Daily exercise ‘in house’ and with friends encourages many who would not otherwise make the effort. Making it fun and attractive is the key to participation.
Nutrition & Deliciousness
Seniors often lose interest in food, and it can be a challenge for in-home caregivers to ensure intake of proper and sufficient nutrition and hydration. Food is a central pleasure and an anchor of many memories for all of us! Three delicious home-cooked meals and two nutritious snacks daily, as well as an emphasis on the all important aspect hydration, provides the needed sustenance and appeal to ensure this significant pleasure in our residents’ lives.
Spirituality and Life Purpose
Connection to our “Greater Life” is as important as ever in our senior years. Many of our elders have long held religious traditions, some are more private and personal. We attempt to “presence” that connection with each individual in the way that is most meaningful to them. We have optional weekly religious programs. Daily spiritual readings are touchstones of faith that can be profoundly comforting.