Enjoy a Stress-Free Season at The Gardens in Pharr, Texas
Kick back and relax for the rest of the summer!
At The Gardens at Brook Ridge, memory care and assisted living in Pharr, TX, your loved one doesn’t have to lift a finger or even leave the community in order to enjoy themselves this season! Our community provides luxurious amenities and hands-on programs to ensure your loved one is well-taken care of while genuinely enjoying each and every day at The Gardens. The mental well-being of our community members is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we’ve gathered some ideas on how you and your loved one can enjoy a stress-free summer with us!
Take Part in Our Weekly Mental Activities
One great benefit of The Gardens is our weekly activities! These are a great way for your loved one to get out and about in the community, meet new people, and see their friends. Each activity is thoughtfully selected so it is both entertaining and great for mental stimulation. Some activities are more socially oriented while others are focused on relaxation–your loved one can pick and choose what they’d like to participate in according to their mood! Our mental activities vary from baking to music parties to brain teasers, so there’s truly something for everyone!
Boost Your Mood With Bird Watching
Bird watching is a great stress reliever. There’s just something so peaceful and relaxing about watching your favorite local species interact in the wild. Your loved one can enjoy bird watching from the comfort of The Gardens community or around the beautiful Pharr, Texas area! The Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful local park and the perfect place to find a nice spot to sit, enjoy a packed lunch, and watch the wildlife. Keep an eye out for these common bird species during your next adventure:
Soothe Your Mind at the Sensory Spa
The ultimate relaxation experience at The Gardens at Brook Ridge is our Sensory Spa. It is extremely important to us to promote positive well-being with person-centered care. This is why our Life Enrichment Program embraces the Six Sunshine Pillars of Wellness: physical engagement, sensory stimulation, spiritual support, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. Through the Sensory Spa, we offer sensory stimulation therapy to help reduce anxiety, agitation, anger, and other side effects impacting those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Exercise Equals Increased Energy
Physical activity isn’t just good for improving your fitness, but also your mental health. For many, staying active is therapeutic–it can help reduce feelings of depression, improve mood, energize, promote independence, and even serve as a positive socialization opportunity. At The Gardens, we offer low-impact exercise opportunities for our residents to enjoy, such as group walks, pool aquatics, balance class, and sitting kickball.
Meditate for Mental Health
At The Gardens at Brook Ridge, we love mediation! Practicing meditation can help one become tranquil and relaxed–you focus your attention to get rid of stressful thoughts. Some forms of meditation have been shown to increase memory, attention, and cognitive ability and ultimately reduce stress. In our community, residents can choose to partake in a variety of meditation activities, such as mediation walks and meditation music.
Whatever you and your loved one get into this summer, a state of relaxation isn’t hard to reach at The Gardens at Brook Ridge in beautiful Pharr, Texas! We pride ourselves on ensuring our residents are provided with the ample opportunities and support needed to promote both their physical and mental health.
To learn more about our Pharr TX memory care and transitional assisted living community or schedule a tour at The Gardens at Brook Ridge, contact our friendly team today.
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