The activities programs at Claremont provide an array of choices to meet individual needs and fulfill specific interests. Whether a sports fan, animal lover, or music fan, residents will find a variety of activities to enrich their lives at Claremont.
We offer training for those who want to learn how to use a computer. We have a Computer Café group that meets regularly; and offer individual instruction by appointment, to setup an email account or to surf the we. A day on the town may include restaurant and shopping outings, a trip to the movies or theater.
Residents are also given the opportunity to spend time with volunteers during one-to-one visits. Our monthly calendar shows some of the onsite activities our residents enjoy. To discover other activities we provide our residents, events are listed on our monthly newsletter.
Some of these activities include:
- Ceramics Club
- Monday Bluegrass Jams
- Bus Tours
- Car Rallies
- Cooking Groups
- Art Classes
Email the Activities Director for more information about the activities program at Claremont.
Claremont also has a dedicated and active resident council that meets 11 months of the year on the first Wednesday of the month. The council addresses concerns and makes suggestions for improvements. Residents who attend represent themselves as well as residents who cannot speak for themselves providing great peer advocacy. The council's goal is keeping Claremont the best place to live.
There are several things you can do to ensure that you are providing the best care possible, and that you will be prepared for whatever comes your way:
Create a care log, a notebook where you keep important paperwork relating to your loved one.
Plan ahead. Discuss legal and financial issues with family members and agree on a plan now, so you don't have to worry about it in the future. Issues you want to discuss include:
- Power of attorney
- Joint ownership
- Representative payee
- Advanced Directives
Define roles. Gather family members who will likely play a role in care giving, and explicitly define everyone's role, what's expected of them. Identify appropriate services and resources to assist with family care giving and make necessary arrangements.