Each month, residents at The Peninsula, an assisted living and memory support community, have weekly excursions for entertainment and light shopping.
The community provides transportation in a mini bus and residents head out to local shopping and area restaurants. While three meals a day and snacks are provided at The Peninsula, residents enjoy the opportunity to venture out with their friends and neighbors and enjoy trying local favorite spots.
There’s no worry about driving and parking. The Peninsula‘s driver makes sure they are safe.
As a Peninsula resident, many opportunities are available that someone may not have had the ability to try on their own. For example, residents are going to the Gulfstream Casino for lunch and TGI Fridays for dinner this month.
There are weekly visits to Publix and they either may go to a nearby Kmart or Walmart for their personal needs each week.
“Our residents enjoy these outings,” explained Executive Director Jonathan Sperber. “Having these experiences, seeing others and being with their neighbors helps them feel independent as well as secure. Shopping and dining out opportunities are a welcome break from their routine and gets them away from their regular environment.”
Sperber also encourages family members to continue to take their loved ones out to dine or to visit family.
“Just because they live at an assisted living community doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy new experiences and a change of pace,” he added.