The Active and Dynamic Life at Whispering Winds Cottage – Living Every Day To The Fullest Extent Possible.
At Whispering Winds Cottage, we believe that an active life is a nurturing experience. Whether spontaneous or planned, simple or elaborate, activities can bring about a feeling and sense of self-worth and well-being. Our “Life Enrichment” program touches the aspects of a person’s body, heart, soul and mind to keep our residents engaged and fulfilled, ultimately improving their quality of life.
Regular physical expression through exercise is very important for persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Current research shows that people who exercise on a regular basis develop Alzheimer’s later in life and regular exercise actually slows the disease process. Our exercise programs are simple, low impact and entertaining. We may even dance to favorite melodies.
We provide experiences that celebrate the joy and pleasure that can come from food. Food not only provides nutrition and hydration but also a time for socialization and an opportunity to reminisce about favorite foods and recipes. Food is an excellent way to stimulate the senses.
We all have a certain degree of creativity and that is a quality of life to be celebrated. Current research shows that persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementias often experience a spike in creativity. We want to celebrate that and encourage imagination involving artistic expression, poetry and music.
We believe that persons, even those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, never stop learning. Even those who are profoundly forgetful, still enjoy the experience of learning. Our life enrichment activities offer the opportunities for learning and value this as an endeavor to be valued and celebrated.
Spirituality means different things to different people. For some it is a connection with God, or a higher being. For others, it is an experience of awe, meditation, or mental discipline. At Whispering Winds Cottage, we offer experiences that enable each person to develop inner peace through their own personal spiritual journey.