Residents and Stakeholder’s joined hands throughout the building as we celebrated The National Day of Prayer. State Representative Marti Coli, County Commissioner Kenneth Stevens and Candidate for School Board Stacy Goodson led us in prayer for our country and leaders. After the time of prayer the politicians walked the building and met our residents. It was a special moment for our residents to have politicians meet them and talk with them and remind each of them how important they are to our country.
Recently, Signature Healthcare at the Courtyard travelled to their sister facility, Chautauqua Care and Rehab in Defuniak Springs for instruction in oil painting. The residents enjoyed learning some brush stroke techniques that enabled them to create landscape portraits as well as blending of the oils.
There was much laughter and fun to be had while the residents critiqued their neighbors’ portraits and just enjoyed the company and socialization that the art class provided in addition to learning to paint. The residents ended the class with a pizza party before travelling back to their facility
Resident’s and staff donate toys for children in need at Golson Elementary.
The Resident’s and Staff geared up for another great rivalry game as Florida Gators took on Florida State Seminoles. Chef Garrett grilled up some Hamburgers,
Hot Dogs and a Pork Loin for our Resident’s to enjoy as Florida State took on the big win!!
Duane Barber (A.I.T.) and John Garrett (A.D.O.N.) loaded up a few of our men to enjoy a day out for some
Hot Wings and a cold beverage. This was a day the Guys would never forget and is still talking about and ready to go again.
Pet therapy or animal assisted therapy is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of pet therapy is to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Animals can also be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants.
Animals are tools for therapy because they can make people feel safe and loved when they have been deprived of social interaction or hurt by other people. They do not communicate with words, and so patients afraid of approaching people can comfortably approach an animal. Additionally, a therapist who brings along a pet is viewed as being less dangerous to the patient, and so the previously uncommunicative patient is willing to share more with the professional. Animals commonly used for therapy include dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, and other small animals.
Our residents have a time of community and fellowship out by the fire.