Life Enrichment Programming

The Athena-managed properties in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our residents through thoughtfully curated life enrichment programming. Our goal is to enable residents to actively participate in meaningful and purposeful activities that cater to their physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being. By addressing these holistic needs, we strive to treat the whole person within the communities they call home.

By centering our programs around these key areas of wellness, we cultivate an environment where residents can pursue their passions, express themselves through both one-on-one and group activities, and actively engage with the local community. Our life enrichment programming aims to provide a fulfilling and meaningful life at any age that contributes to residents’ overall well-being and recovery.

Led by our dedicated Directors of Therapeutic Recreation and their staff, the teams create a robust and customized calendar of events and programming. This approach ensures that residents have ongoing opportunities to not only engage but also to grow and heal in ways that align with their individual needs and preferences.

Our recreation teams across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island undergo specific memory care training including techniques on how best to care for those with the diagnosis.

“I was shy when I came here but I have made many friends now and I love the games, the entertainment, and the religious services. I attend most of the programs offered here and I enjoy them all. This is my home now and the residents and staff are part of my family.”

-Kathy D.

Programs and Services

  • Memory Care-Specific Programming
    • Secured Dementia Units
  • Peer-to-Peer Support Groups
  • Local Community Outings
  • Pet Therapy
  • Garden Therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Support
  • Salon Services
  • Social and Wellness Programs
    • BINGO
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Resident Celebrations
    • Movie Nights
    • Musical Entertainment
    • Guest Speakers and Visitors
    • Mindfulness Activities, including Meditation and Relaxation Techniques

Massachusetts & Rhode Island Centers Only

  • Substance Use Disorder Recovery Groups
  • Aftercare Programs for Resident Support Following Discharge
  • Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Support Groups
  • Vocational Programs (Worcester Rehabilitation & Health Care Center)