A twice weekly Coffee Club provides an opportunity for residents at The Bridges Senior Living community in Brandon to gather and socialize over morning coffee and muffins. Activities Assistant, Christie Dyer, leads the group discussion. Topics range from current events to a “show & tell” format. A recent Coffee Club had attendees imagining and sharing their ideas of what various tools could be used for instead of for their intended purpose. This “game” generates interesting dialogue among the residents.
For some residents, it is the reminiscing and storytelling during Coffee Club that they enjoy the most. For others, it’s the socializing and comradery that keep them coming back. Whatever the reason for attending, the importance of regular and consistent socialization can be found in study after study. The Rush University Medical Center team discovered during their research project that elderly people with the highest levels of social activity showed much lower levels of cognitive decline than those who socialized infrequently.
At The Bridges Assisted Living, there are many opportunities to socialize with fellow residents. Our Calendar of Activities can be found by clicking https://bridgesretirement.com/calendar/.