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Committed to Keeping our Residents Active

We love that the residents of Okeechobee Health Care are active. We want you to live your life to the fullest and stay connected to the larger community. Each week we have a variety of activities and events designed to keep you moving, active and mentally sharp.

Our repertoire of activities includes games, art classes, Bible studies and music as we seek to engage residents on a daily basis. And if there is something we’ve missed, let us know and we’ll find a way to get it on the schedule.

We publish a monthly activity calendar and post events throughout the facility and on the in-house cable network. And we often have youth groups, guests, artists and musicians visit us to share their time and talents. Family members and friends are always welcome to participate in any of these events.

To download a copy of the current’s months calendar, click here. Keep in mind that activities and events are subject to change.

For a description of some of our regular activities, click on the headings below left:

  • Art

  • Holiday Events

  • Spiritual Life

  • Games

  • Music

  • Outdoor Activities

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

Christmas Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th of July Celebration

Mother’s Day

Morning Devotions

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.

Bible Studies

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

 

Bingo!

Many of our residents are committed Bingo players and eagerly look forward to the daily 3:30 PM Bingo games in the Main Dining Room, as well as weekly evening Domino sessions, Trivia and History games, board games, puzzles and more.

 

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!

Guest Performers

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.