Resident Life

The activities program at Claremont provides an array of choices to meet individual needs and fulfill specific interests. Whether a sports enthusiast, animal lover, or musically minded, residents will find a variety of activities to enrich their lives at Claremont!  

We offer training for those interested in gaining computer skills. We have a Computer Cafe group that meets regularly. We also offer individual instruction by appointment, to setup an email account or to surf the Internet at your own pace.  A day on the town involves 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 offerings we provide for our residents, you may also enjoy reading our monthly newsletter.

Some of these activities include:

  • Picnics
  • Ceramics Club
  • Monday Bluegrass Jams
  • Bus Tours
  • Entertainers
  • Car Rallies
  • Cooking Groups
  • Art Classes
  • Bingo

Email the Activities Director for more information about the activities program at Claremont.

Resident Council

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 any concerns and makes suggestions for improvements. Residents who attend represent themselves as well as residents who cannot speak for themselves providing great peer advocacy. Council has a goal of keeping Claremont the best place to live that it can be.

Planning Ahead

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
  • Trust
  • Joint ownership
  • Representative payee
  • Advanced Directives
  • Wills

Define roles. Gather all family members who will likely play a role in care giving, and explicitly define everyone's role and what will be expected of them. Write it all down so there is no confusion. Identify appropriate services and resources to assist with family care giving and make necessary arrangements.