Agency Description: Holly Creek is a premier continuing care retirement community in Centennial. We have access to complete, professional health care services including assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support. As one of the first Masterpiece Living communities in the region, Holly Creek helps our residents embrace the social, spiritual, physical and intellectual aspects of life which are so important to aging well. All life enrichment is centered around one of these four aspects.
The Connection Committee is a small group (7-8) of residents who live in independent living who are experiencing early dementia. They have started to withdraw from social contacts so don't take part in activities and stay in their apartments most of the time. Many have spouses who are taking care of them. We formed the Connection Committee with one staff member who helps the residents plan their activities. They meet 9-11:30 M-F. In this small group, the residents are comfortable and begin to socialize again. They are given a purpose as they plan each day's activities. They also reach out to the outside community by doing food drives, reading to young children, etc. This group gives their spouses some respite time as well.
Project Description: Students will work one on one with the residents helping them plan and do projects, games, and field trips.