In the heart of the Appalachian foothills, Graham Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center designs it’s daily activities around the desires of the people who call these mountains “home”. One of the oldest Appalachian traditions is sittin’ on a porch listening to music played by your friends and family. Every Thursday we are serenaded by a local bluegrass band who volunteers it’s time to carry on the tradition. Joining them are cloggers from age 8-98! This is also a day for many in the community to come by and visit with their resident friends and enjoy the entertainment, like they did back in the good ole days.
If you’ve ever eaten dinner in an Appalachian home, you know that the best food on the table came from right outside the door. Gardening is a staple of mountain living and our residents are able to continue that tradition through raised bed gardening. While this is a new endeavor, we are excited about the possibility of having a plate of red, vine-ripe tomatoes with dinner and cantaloupe for dessert!
Bingo is a big hit with our residents. We enjoy a friendly game three days a week and usually have an ice cream social or other celebration afterwards.
Once a week, when the newspaper comes out, we get together for “Graham Café”. This is a time for catching up on the weekly news, enjoying some hot apple cider and pumpkin roll or a cup of coffee. Sometimes it can be very quiet as everyone reads the paper or alive with conversation as we discuss the latest headline!
All residents are encouraged to continue their hobbies and activities. The Activities Department is happy to order supplies for residents’ activity pursuits.