A wide variety of activities are a central part of the resident experience at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center. From annual events like the Missouri Golden Age Games to daily activities and exercise groups, our residents (and their families!) can participate as much as they desire.
Many of the activities are planned by the residents themselves, through the Resident Council. These include events such as the monthly "Out To Lunch" event, where residents get the chance to eat out or have special food brought in. There's a lunch club, and a special "cooking club" lunch for those residents who still want to find their way around a kitchen. There are even raised garden beds where residents can grow their own flowers or vegetables.
Daily exercise groups are conducted by Center staff, and two weekly exercise groups are supervised by the on-site therapist. Other activities abound -- including some special annual events anticipated by residents and staff alike.
Late each spring, the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center hosts its annual picnic for residents and their families. Hundreds gather under tents set up in front of the facility to enjoy food, music and fun.
Each fall, the Center staff goes all-out for the Annual Carnival, donning colorful costumes and setting up carnival games to give residents some old-fashioned fun and frivolity.
There are always fun activities associated with the annual Nursing Home Week celebration, Valentine's Day, and a variety of other special days throughout the year. And family members are always welcome and encouraged to participate.
Other activities are aimed toward spiritual health. Church services and devotionals are available for a variety of denominations, and there is an on-site chapel for those seeking solace or a place to worship.
These activities and others too numerous to mention are all designed to provide our residents with the very best quality of life, in addition to the best quality of care.