Seven Activities That We Use to Engage Our Memory Care Residents

Seven Activities That We Use to Engage Our Memory Care Residents

Seven Activities That We Use to Engage Our Memory Care Residents

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For many people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, moving into residential memory care is necessary to help keep them safe and improve their quality of life. However, that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice engagement and social wellness for care. 

Here at Marjorie P. Lee, we want to help people stay engaged and live purposefully, no matter what. To do that, we offer a wide range of activities and events.

Why Are Activities So Important in Memory Care?

Having fun activities to engage with offers numerous benefits for seniors, particularly those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

Studies suggest that continuing to engage in stimulating tasks may help to slow memory loss and cognitive decline. Additionally, many individuals benefit from a structured day, which can help to minimize frustrations and confusion. 

Activities are suitable for feeling productive, engaging with others, and sparking memories, too. They may also help to reduce the number and severity of challenging behaviors

Enriching Events and Activities at Marjorie P. Lee

There are always new and exciting activities and events taking place at Marjorie P. Lee. The Life Enrichment team is always looking for ways to help people engage with the goal of supporting memory care. 

There are often onsite and offsite activities planned throughout the month. When possible, we often invite families to be a part of offsite activities for further engagement. 

Take a look at some events and activities our Life Enrichment team has organized.

1. A Visit to the Zoo

One activity residents really love is a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo, which often is named best in the country, or at least among the nation's top zoos.

2. Exploring Krohn Conservatory

Some residents could attend a tour and experience at Krohn Conservatory. This location, in Eden Park, is an excellent experience in exploring more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. The building, an art deco treasure, was built in 1933. It is an inspiring experience for all who visit.

3. Horticulture Therapy with Robert

One of the onsite activities that happen regularly is Horticulture Therapy with Robert. It’s a fascinating opportunity to learn and explore plants and perhaps do some gardening. It helps to continue the learning process in an area that many people are interested in – gardening.


More than a decade ago, Episcopal Retirement Services and Marjorie P. Lee became the nation's first aging-services organization licensed to implement SAIDO Learning®, which increases blood flow to the brain through use of simple reading and simple math. Surprisingly, more complicated reading and math do not have the same benefits in creating blood flow. SAIDO means 'again' in Japanese.

5. Weekly Art Therapy

An art therapist is available, too. This is an opportunity to learn and explore various types of art. It is one of the best ways to create a form of expression. Art therapy can also be engaging and enjoyable for many people who may not otherwise have loved art in their earlier years.

6. A Trip to the Baseball Game

For sports lovers, one of the outing options is a baseball game over the summer. Residents who wanted to attend a Reds game could do so this summer. For those who love the game, this type of outing is enjoyable and helps bring back memories and experiences. 

7. A Stop to Get Some Ice Cream

Visits to the Graeter's Ice Cream shop nearby on Hyde Park Square provide sweet treats.

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Marjorie P. Lee aims to provide the best place for memory care available. If your loved one is in need of person-centered memory support, reach out to us to learn how we can help.New Call-to-action

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Mike Rutledge

Mike Rutledge

Mike Rutledge has been Content Marketing Specialist for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) since early 2022. He writes articles, blogs and other information to inform people about things happening at ERS’ retirement communities of Marjorie P. Lee an... Read More >

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