“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought” – Einstein
Open Arms believes that therapeutic activities are one of the most overlooked essentials in life and are vital to an individual’s physical & mental health. Without therapeutic activities, we begin to lose sight of the joy and meaning in life—our purpose, our identity. This is especially true for our seniors and adults who on a daily basis face complications of chronic medical conditions that make it difficult to do things they once loved and enjoyed.
At Open Arms, we strive to create an activity program that promotes positive aging and adult development. We believe that when our therapeutic activity program serves to enrich the lives of our members, with this philosophy in mind, it will not only have protective effects against unnecessary physical, emotional and cognitive declines that come with aging but will also create a culture of creative expression, healing, growth and new learning for our members.
The Activity Coordinator will plan, coordinate and implement Therapeutic Activities daily, weekly and monthly to meet the needs and interests of the participants; according to their personal preferences, physical and emotional needs. The Activity Coordinator will design programs to encourage socialization, provide entertainment, fulfillment, and improve daily living skills.
The Enrichment Leader assists the Activity Coordinator with Participants’ recreational and social needs; assists in planning a schedule of social and other purposeful, independent or group activities, designed primarily to encourage self-care and resumption of normal activities, or prevent further mental and physical deterioration. Their program includes physical activities, arts, and crafts, reality orientation, educational programs, social activities, cultural experiences and community outings.