Meet Nonie, Rick, and Beulah. Diagnosed with various stages of cognitive decline, through activities at Silverado Newport-Mesa, they still have gardens to tend, pets to look after, and moments to share with families and children (theirs as well as those of Silverado associates). Their daily schedules are filled with stimulating programs that uniquely appeal to their heart and soul. Music, Zumba, and Science Club are only some of the offerings. During the school year, you can find them reading to children in the Ashley’s Homeschool or donating blankets to deserving organizations.
But what about the O.C. Fair? Right in their backyard, Silverado Newport-Mesa residents have made it a summer destination for the past six years. For those experiencing memory loss, this seasonal ritual continues to elicit smiles, joy, and intergenerational connection. Residents, joined by Silverado associates, conquered the carnival games, creative food options, as well as the Giant Ferris Wheel.
Family members convey what often cannot be expressed by their loved ones. Rick’s wife, Dora, adds: “It has been a long time since I have been able to share this type of quality time with Rick. It warmed my heart to see the happiness from all the residents that participated in the outing.”
Our goal at Silverado Memory Care is to reduce the stigma for those living with early-stage or mild memory-impairment. Paired with compassionate caregiving, our innovative model of care embraces activities that enhance residents’ quality of life. Our participating residents are kayaking, learning a new language, and even have recently achieved over 10,000 volunteer hours in the greater community.
It’s all part of the Nexus at Silverado™™ program, a 20-hour-a-week strength based program offered at all 37 Silverado Memory Care Communities across the United States, featuring six brain-health pillars:
• Purposeful Social Activities
• Physical Activity
• Stress Reduction
• Cognitive Exercise
• Support Groups
• Specialized Digital Programs
Although NEXUS was designed to enhance the lives of residents with early-stage dementia, it features widely-accepted healthy habits, diet recommendations, and brain-building components beneficial to all. Our Silverado associates, caregivers, and family members are welcome to participate.