NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Bronx nursing home and rehabilitation facility, Gold Crest Care Center, few things help reinvigorate the mind and body for the elderly like appropriate recreational activities. During warm weather months, outdoor activities abound. Picnics, barbeques, outings, and even refreshing walks provide outlets. Gold Crest Care Center suggests that even though the weather in the North East is turning colder, and the days are getting shorter, there are plenty of indoor activities to stimulate the elderly.
Well-rounded activities can reduce depression, stress, and anxiety. Recreational activities can also improve the overall quality of their life. In fact, now is a critical season to keep the elderly active.
Finding appropriate activities is easier than you may believe. Many times the activities can be discovered in the hobbies and activities from younger days. Knitting, putting together puzzles, painting, and playing Bingo all prove to stimulate the mind. It is also rewarding to see the smiles come across faces as they recognize and announce they have gotten a "bingo."
Gold Crest Care Center has their own ambitious list of available activities that includes monthly birthday parties for residents, pet therapy, movies, live entertainment, and a diverse selection of field trips. The Bronx nursing home also has a wide array of games and activities available including bingo, blackjack, trivia, and table games. The goal is to involve residents in mind and spirit refreshing activities.
The approaching holidays create even more opportunities to involve seniors in activities. Thanksgiving and Christmas are excellent times to get involved in crafts and decorations to decorate the facilities or to use as gifts. Many of our older citizens have fond memories of holidays from the past and this is the season to rekindle them.
Like exercise helps us stay in physical shape, recreational activities help the mind stay in good condition. Keeping the elderly active, entertained, and involved help them live a higher quality of life. It is especially important as the weather turns colder and the days get shorter.
Gold Crest Care Center is located among individual homes in a tree-lined Bronx neighborhood. All doctors and nurses are board certified and are registered with the state of New York. Gold Crest physicians are on call 24/7 to ensure patients have access to medical assistance they may need at any time.
If you would like to know more about Gold Crest Care Center, visit the website at: http://www.goldcrestcc.com/ or call them at (718) 882-6400. You can also keep up with Gold Crest Care Center news and activities via their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GoldCrestCareCenter or Twitter at https://twitter.com/GoldCrestCare. Gold Crest Care Center is located at 2316 Bruner Ave, Bronx, New York 10469.
Mark Salamon, LNHA
Gold Crest Care Center
2316 Bruner Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
Phone: (718) 882-6400 x 217
Fax: (718) 228-2511
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SOURCE Gold Crest Care Center