Aravilla Superbowl Party

This year’s Super Bowl was very exciting, no matter what team you were cheering for. Aravilla residents had a pregame party. Nataly made sure our decorations were very festive. We decorated with colorful football balloons and football field backgrounds. We also made our own football decorations during arts and crafts. There is no way we would let all these decorations go to waste. We set up a photo shoot for the residents. They were all very excited to have their picture taken. The party foods were perfect. We had pigs in a blanket with a mustard dip and chips with cold sodas. We ended the day with music entertainment from our friend George. The Chiefs went on to win the Super Bowl later that night.

memory care resident with football craft

Mavis shows off her Super Bowl football art project.

memory care resident with football

Gloria is ready to make some throws for the win.

memory care resident at snack table

Betty has all the yummy snacks.

memory care resident smiling

Sara has a huge smile before the game.

Aravilla Social Life

Most people understand the importance of encouraging young children to socialize, but it’s easy to overlook the importance of socialization for older adults. Human nature leads us to crave fulfilling relationships with others. As we age, life circumstances may push us toward loneliness and isolation unless we take proactive steps to cultivate new relationships. Joining a group of people with the same interests makes life more fun. It can provide a reason to get up and go with a smile. Socializing can enhance your loved one’s quality of life considerably and add years to their expected lifespan. Seniors will be able to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships when they engage in activities they love with others who enjoy the same interests. Encouraging others and receiving encouragement in return raises your self-confidence. Think about how your loved one would feel if he/she was asked to help someone with something they are good at. Even still, how proud would they feel if they were asked to join a corn hole game or bake a special recipe. Making yourself useful and helpful always boosts your spirit and with that your mental health. It’s all about feeling good about yourself.

memory care resident ready to bake
memory care Sarasota cooking sessions

Forget Me Not Ministry

Forget Me Not Ministry visits Aravilla every Tuesday. Service is held at 11 am every week. We always have a full house. Residents from both floors are invited and encouraged to attend. Phil shares a beautiful message for our residents.

group of memory care residents ready for worship

All the favorite church songs are sung by the volunteers that come in for our services and the residents during services. Our residents participate by praying, playing the piano and singing. Join us for our Easter service on the 26th.

March Fun!

Lunch Bunch
Sonnys BBQ
A’s Subs Picnic

Strawberry Short Cakes
March 9th
2pm Second Floor
3pm First Floor

St. Patrick’s Day
March 17th
During Music Hour

Easter Egg Hunt
March 31st
11 am

Check our monthly Memory Care Community Calendar and see what’s all planned for November!

Have you explored our website yet? Learn more about all our Aravilla senior communities, find upcoming public events and support groups, as well as our monthly resident activities calendar. You will also find local and national senior living resources, and be sure to browse the photo galleries and videos of all the fun we have here at Aravilla Sarasota!