Life at The GreenFields Continuing Care Community means the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of programs provided on campus that benefit residents, family members, visitors and community members alike. Listed below are just a few of those programs.
Reflections is a recording of a conversation between two individuals; the interviewer and the resident, or storyteller, which offers residents of The GreenFields the chance to tell their unique story and share who they are and where they came from. Resident storytellers also have the opportunity to reveal and record their hopes and dreams with those they love- because every story matters!
Music and Memory
Music and Memory is a program allows for GreenField residents who are suffering from various forms of dementia to play music from their past which in turn boosts cognitive skills and reduces the need for certain medications. Research also shows that music improves the retrieval of stored memory, so when participants listen to music, they become more engaged with their surroundings, more social, and begin to remember more.
Paws for Love
Paws for Love is a volunteer- led pet therapy program where pet owners bring their gentle four-legged friend to visit with residents at The GreenFields, adding new dimensions to their lives. Volunteers’ pets are evaluated by certified animal behaviorists at the SPCA. Paws for Love ambassadors visit each facility at The GreenFields a minimum of once a week.
University Express is a program designed to enhance the lives of older adults through lifelong learning. Each “semester”, a variety of content experts will present on various topics including history, arts and humanities, health, science, and current affairs.
Throughout the year, The GreenFields hosts events in order to give back to our community. Some of those include the following:
A Walk to Remember
Partnering with the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, The GreenFields hosted an on-campus walk, balloon release, and basket raffle to fight back and raise critically needed funds to further research and to provide free information and supportive services on Alzheimer’s to those who need them.
Neighbors in Need Food Drive
Over 300 Lancaster and Depew families, mostly seniors, are currently in need of help. The Lancaster Trinity Food Pantry is able to assist these families in getting the help they need. The GreenFields hosted a donation collection to benefit the Trinity Food Pantry. Items donated include unexpired canned goods, imperishable food items, and personal care products including toothbrushes, deodorant and soap.