One of the many benefits of living at The Peninsula is the wealth of activities planned each day. Planned by resident programming director Michelle Hertz, there is a balance between programs for spirituality, physical activity, mental stimulation, entertainment and pure fun. February is jammed packed with a wide variety of things to do.
When families visit The Peninsula, they are thrilled to see their moms and dads participating in things they may never had experienced prior to moving.
This month, each day starts with a morning fitness program. There’s a morning stretch class on Mondays, Move and Grove on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and muscle warm ups on Thursdays and Saturdays. Fridays are a day of rest.
Since studies show that playing brain-teasing games even for two hours a week may help slow the aging process of the brain, many programs at The Peninsula are geared to offer mental stimulation. Our calendar this month has brain-teasing games such as competitive bingo, word games, memory puzzles. There are also memory stimulated activities. Residents learn about their neighbors and are able to share their personal histories.
Guest lecturers come to the community such as the monthly Pembroke Park Police Department. This month on Feb. 20, the topic is “Safety for Seniors in the 21st Century”. Rabbi Bodkins comes weekly on Mondays for his lecture, “Learning It, Living It & Loving It.”
The Peninsula offers an ice cream parlor and it’s a popular spot many afternoons when the community has ice cream socials.
Spirituality is an important aspect of life at the community and The Peninsula offers a variety of services for all faiths. There is Sunday Communion and different visiting ministries come to the community such as Mt. Calvary and JW Ministry to provide services.
There is live entertainment too. Michelle has a host of entertainers who are enjoyed by residents. This month Regina comes for Happy Hour on Feb. 13 and the birthday celebration on Feb. 27. Wednesday afternoons in February will feature entertainers Donna & Mann, John Daly, Jimmy Chapel and Filippi.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, there will be a Valentine’s Day Party and a visit by Girl Scout troop 10101. Our residents greatly enjoy the visit by these sweet children.
Since the Peninsula offers a large theater, it’s a popular spot to view movies. Nothing can be better than when Peninsula’s popcorn machine is popping fresh popcorn and residents gather to watch a Saturday matinée or Sunday movie classics.
This month our outings for lunch and dinner include Red Lobster and the famous Rustic Inn. February should be a whirlwind month for everyone.