Our residents regularly participate in weekly art classes as they prepare for the annual Okeechobee Art Show. This years Resident Art Show Celebration is scheduled for December 7th, 2012. Make plans now to share this time with your family member and resident.
After each year’s award winning art show and celebration, the selected winners for each month are displayed in the main hallway of the facility, and a calendar is printed containing the award winning paintings.
Special Holiday themed parties are held regularly in the Main Dining Room of Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
St. Patrick’s Day
4th of July Celebration
Held each morning at 9 AM in the Main Lobby (by the Fish Tank), residents gather to hear the Scriptures read, to listen to an inspirational devotion, and to share a time of prayer.
Chaplain Joe Bishop holds twice weekly Bible Studies in the Main Dining Room on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2 PM. Additionally, Chaplain Bishop is available for prayer, counsel, and visitation on a daily basis.
Sunday Morning Worship
Held in the Main Dining Room at 10 AM each Sunday, residents gather for music and preaching
Ringin’ and Singin’
A highlight of weekly activities for many residents – and often the most well-attended activity of the week – is the 10 AM Friday morning “Ringin’ and Singin'” session, led by Okeechobee Health Care’s Vice President Sandy Perry.
A dedicated and expert musician/teacher with a background in Musical Therapy, Sandy gets residents to move and sing with a variety of musical styles, genres and performers from the many different eras of American musical history. As residents participate with instruments and voice, smiles of joy are often seen. We’d love to have you come sing, dance and play with us and share their joy!
We intentionally schedule a variety of groups, choirs, soloists and instrumentalists to perform in the Main Dining Room on a weekly basis. It is a proven fact that music promotes the healing process and improves the quality of life for those undergoing rehabilitation and long-term care. We encourage all residents to participate in these events in order to gain the benefits to body, mind and spirit.
When we have Activities personnel who are gifted with musical abilities, we encourage them to include this in their daily interactions with the residents. As a result, it is a common sight in various locations to see someone singing or playing a guitar with a group of residents gathered around.
We are committed to getting our residents outside on a regular basis. From outdoor games to quiet walks in the sunshine, our residents health and well-being improves with these interactions.