A Day at The Ivey

Each day at The Ivey is intentionally designed with the preferences, interests and needs of each member in mind. The schedule is predictable to help with memory retention, but content varies to keep it interesting and stimulating. Everyday living activities are incorporated throughout the day to feel like home. Here’s what a typical day looks like:

7:30 – 9:45

  • Arrival, coffee and made-to-order breakfast in the dining area
  • News and current events with the newspaper or conversations with friends.

10:00 – 11:00

  • Morning exercise in the theatre
  • Exercise might include special emphasis on arthritis, breathing & stretching, chair exercise or rhythmic moves tailored to individual needs and abilities.

11:00 – 11:45

  • Mental Stimulation activity in the theatre (Group Discussions; Small Group Breakouts about such topics as art, music, guy-talk, nature)
  • Stimulate the brain through games such as Who Am I?, Trivia, Where Were You?, History, Fun Facts, and Shopping Challenge

12:00 – 1:00

  • Lunch in the dining area, in which members enjoy a full hour of social time with tablemates
  • Delicious and nutritious chef-inspired lunch to stimulate and satisfy the sense of sight, smell and taste

1:00 – 2:00

  • Recreation time in the theatre; Brain Stimulation (e.g., word games) and Small Group Breakouts
  • Fun with team activities such as cornhole, balloon toss, putt-putt and often followed by special entertainment or pet visits

2:00 – 3:00

  • Creative Arts in art room (art appreciation or art therapy with our on-site art therapist) or performance from a visiting artist/musician
  • Many types of creative fun from painting to card making to quilting or wood-working.

3:00 – 3:30

  • Snacks/Social
  • Themed socials with snacks

3:30 – 4:30

  • Team activity in dining/gaming area (e.g., cornhole, tic tac toss)
  • Team fun with song fest, playing cards, bingo, Brain Trivia or themed-based movie

4:30 – 5:00

  • Chit Chat Social Time
  • Time for discussion and reminiscing, trivia, fireside chats and visiting with friends