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Daily Activities

Revitalizing the Spirit

Collage of images; residents playing billiards, resident playing cardsAt Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Center living, we have a wide range of activities and amenities that are designed to keep you or your loved one entertained, challenged, and certainly never bored.

Shaker Place’s daily activities are centered around this philosophy: we recognize our residents are extraordinary men and women who are more than entitled to expect high standards. They are accomplished, connected, and cultured individuals who deserve to live as independently as possible, in a stimulating environment. When it comes to options, you have them, from the food you eat to the activities you choose to be involved in.

At Shaker Place, each resident’s daily activities is based on their individual abilities and interests. If you require therapeutic recreation or rehabilitation services, skilled therapy is available every day, seven days a week. An occupational therapist might also work with you a few days each week, to help focus on your goals as they relate to self-care and Activities for Daily Living (ADL). Most days, many residents visit our rehabilitation or therapy gymnasium and fitness center to focus on strengthening and mobility to help you regain your baseline level of function. This may involve both physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT). For some, speech therapy may also be employed, to help you focus on speech, swallowing, function, language, voice, memory, and thinking skills as well. Shaker Place also uses tools to promote sensory stimulation if you’re recovering from a stroke or, like many, are simply experiencing the normal challenges that come with cognitive aging. In all of these different therapeutic treatments, our staff works with you to design exercises that are enjoyable to you, ensuring personalized treatment.

Our lovely and spacious courtyard and gardens offer walking paths, where you can enjoy music along with the fresh air…yes, there’s a sound system out there! If you prefer the indoors, you can still enjoy plenty of sun therapy in our bright, airy, light-filled atriums. On many days, this is the beautiful location for group activities and exercise. You can fulfill your spiritual needs by attending one of our spiritual programs. Let your artistic side shine in our arts and crafts studio or share competitive comradery in our game room.

A great meal can be the highlight to anyone’s day. Shaker Place’s culinary chef prepares your delicious meals in a home-like setting for you to enjoy throughout the day. The delicious and nutritious meals are served in one of eight beautiful country kitchens adjacent to the dining areas in each residential wing. You have all day dining options and access to a café/snack shop.

At Shaker Place, we know that family means everything to you, and it means everything to us too. In addition to the care and activities our facility has to offer, we encourage regular contact with your family and friends. Our full-time activities director enjoys personally helping you send and receive emails or letters to and from your loved ones. Our activities director also schedules regular activities and entertainment. Click here to see our daily events calendar, filled with enrichment and fun for everyone.

Shaker Place hosts numerous special events throughout the year, including family fun days, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day picnics, annual holiday parties, and heartwarming visits from special groups like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops. Resident outings include trips to the Albany Tulip Festival, the Saratoga Racetrack, and shopping excursions to big box stores like Walmart. We encourage outings with your family as well, even overnight stays for long term care residents can be arranged.

Shaker Place’s highly trained, experienced staff works as a team to make each and every day a productive and enjoyable one for you. There’s a lot for us to explore and accomplish together! We look forward to making you a part of community and Shaker Place family.