85 Beaumont Drive, P.O. Box 940
Northbridge, MA 01534
A day in the life of a Tapestry Resident
A schedule of daily events developed to meet physical, cognitive, creative, emotional, spiritual and social needs in a safe, therapeutic environment.
A consistent yet flexible schedule. Each neighborhood changes with the needs and abilities of their Residents. Programs are not standardized on purpose.
While all of the programs are encouraged by staff, all are also completely voluntary.
Sample Day’s Activities
7:00 a.m. Salisbury Café
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Current Events
10:15 a.m. Exercises for balance and strength
10:30 a.m. Intergenerational Program: Healthy Steps (or Intergenerational Bowling)
11:00 a.m. Drinks, Snacks & Life skills
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Relax and re-new
2:30 p.m. Baking Club: Peanut Butter Brownies
3:00 p.m. Word Games
4:30 p.m. Life skills
5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. Music Relaxation
7:00 p.m. Parlor games
Social and Musical Programs
These programs are offered every day on every neighborhood, providing Residents opportunities for socialization and a sense of camaraderie in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Hosting these events allows staff members to join in the fun. Here, as everywhere, there’s always something special about celebrating festive occasions like birthdays and anniversaries surrounded by friends. Intergenerational programs with young children from SALMON Centers for Early Education*, pet therapy, live entertainment and community sing-alongs are among the varied social opportunities offered.
Cognitive Enhancement Programs
These programs provide clients opportunities to both stimulate and improve their intellectual functioning. Activities such as What’s in a Word – definitions, Scattergories® -- for thinking outside the box, News Briefs – current events, Poetry Workshop – reading and listening, and Book Nook – book discussion, are among them. Different types of memory-stimulating games and activities are offered, all tailored to the various interests, needs, and abilities of those participating.
Exercise programs are held several times weekly on all Beaumont neighborhoods. Each neighborhood program is designed to meet the unique and specific needs of their Residents; some neighborhoods incorporate the use of free weights, others use interesting and different approaches such as colorful tossing balls or silky scarves for tactile stimulation with lively music. The outcome goals of the different exercise activities focus on maintaining range of motion, muscle strengthening, managing pain, cardiovascular preservation and balance – all serve to maximize independence and promote a sense of well-being.
Religious and Spiritual Programs
Our Residents are provided with opportunities to meet their religious and spiritual needs on a routine basis. We offer both regularly scheduled worship services and the time for individual Residents to meet with members of the clergy one-on-one. Local ministers, priests, rabbis, and other religious practitioners visit Whitney Place frequently to ensure all Residents have ample opportunity for interaction with them, and to make it possible for them to actively practice their religious beliefs.
Additional programs that support the spirit include intergenerational programs, pet therapy visits, patriotic programs, and outdoor and reminiscing activities.
*SALMON Centers for Early Education are located on our Natick and Northbridge campuses. However, area elementary school students visit Northborough, Westborough and Worcester Residents.