Volleyball has become a favorite sport for seniors at The Saybrook at Haddam – and boy, do we have fun! Well, we may be sitting in chairs and playing with a balloon instead of a real volleyball but other than that, the idea is the same: We work together to get the ball over the “net” to the other team. The other big difference is that we play for laughs and not for score! Continue reading “Making Fitness Fun (Really Fun) for Seniors”
During retirement years, seniors are given the gift of time to fulfill longstanding (or new) goals and ambitions. For many seniors, this means finally having the time to engage in the arts.
It turns out, this could be one of the healthiest decisions a senior can make. Continue reading “The Amazing Health Benefits of Creative Seniors”
Last weekend, The Saybrook at Haddam participated in a wonderful event: The Hartford Courant’s Transitions Living & Planning Expo for Active Adults and Seniors. We had an informational booth to “introduce” visitors to our retirement, assisted living, and memory care community – and were happy to meet so many people who were researching options available to them and their family members. Continue reading “A Day Just for Thinking About Retirement”
Recently, percussionist Tracey Kroll visited The Saybrook at Haddam to host our first drum circle. His energizing program, “Drumming for Health,” allowed residents the chance to find their own inner rhythm by playing hand drums. It was a unique and fun evening (one we will definitely host again) – and got us to thinking a little more about the connection between music and health. Continue reading “Drums are for Seniors!”
An interesting person is a curious one who never stops asking questions and never stops learning. For senior citizens who have spent a lifetime discovering new things, exploring the world around us, debating ideas, forming opinions, and experiencing much of what life has to offer – it is natural that learning should continue for as long as possible. Continue reading “The Importance of Being Curious”
When Kathy Ryan first walked through the front doors of The Saybrook at Haddam independent residence and assisted living community, she immediately knew she had entered a special place.
“The front lobby was an open, bright, cheerful place, and everyone was genuinely happy,” she remembers. “Right away, I could envision myself coming to work here each day.” Continue reading “A Change of Leadership at The Saybrook at Haddam: Kathy Ryan Retires and Jeff Williams Takes Helm”
Each month during the school year, The Saybrook at Haddam’s Safe Harbor Memory Care community opens its doors to an energetic band of happy, smiling faces belonging to children from the Little Village Preschool in nearby Moodus, Conn. These children eagerly rush off their bus and come into our “neighborhood” to listen to stories, sing songs and help us with craft projects. It is a true joy to hear their little voices and watch their little hands hard at work. Last month, we had the added treat of watching the children practice their “graduation” ceremony and tell us their hopes for the future. Continue reading “It Takes a (Little) Village!”