1405 Faulkner Crescent S7L 3R5 Saskatoon, SK

Recreation

1st Floor/Oliver Lodge South Recreation Coordinators
306-986-5487
2nd Floor/3rd Floor Recreation Coordinators
306-986-5472

Kristen Smith
Director of Recreation and Volunteer Services
306-986-5471
kristen.smith@saskhealthauthority.ca

The Recreation Department facilitates the development, maintenance, and expression of an appropriate, resident centered, leisure lifestyle.

Our Goals:
  • To enhance the quality of life of our residents by providing recreation programs that are balanced to meet their individual needs.
  • To maintain the maximum level of resident function by providing physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual stimulation through programming.
  • To build positively on existing strengths and capabilities
  • To offer residents the opportunity to choose to attend programs of interest.
  • To encourage and help residents develop healthy social relationships and adapt to their new surroundings.

The Recreation Department is responsible for the selection, implementation, and evaluation of goal-orientated services based on individual evaluation and program referral. For each resident, a Recreation Coordinator completes an evaluation of their orientation, memory recall, attention span and ability to hear and understand instructions. A social history is also compiled and shared with the interdisciplinary team.

“Recreation’s purpose is not to kill time, but to make life; not to keep a person occupied, but to keep them refreshed; not to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life.”

Among a long list of benefits, recreation:

  • Provides an outlet for socialization
  • Reduces depression and anxiety
  • Maintains or improves cognitive function
  • Opportunity for creative expression
  • Increases happiness and motivation
  • Assists in decreasing behavioural issues

Calendars are created for each area of Oliver Lodge. Not all programs are shown on the calendar as some programs are very specific to who the programs are targeted.

  • Global Programs – available to all residents who which to attend. Ex: Musical performances
  • Small Group Programs – specific to individuals selected to take part due to Recreation goals and their leisure interests. Ex: games, crafts, spiritual programs
  • CI Programs (Cognitively Impaired/Creative Intervention) – programs specific to goals and objectives for individual participants who are diagnosed with dementia
  • 1 to 1 Intervention and Sensory Stimulations Programs – are targeted to specific individuals who are uninterested in or unable to tolerate a group experience

Calendars are created for each area of Oliver Lodge. Not all programs are shown on the calendar as some programs are very specific to who the programs are targeted.

  • Please take note of the monthly calendar and the whiteboard for each area.
  • Encourage your loved one to attend programs of interest. Remember, attending programs is a matter of personal choice.
  • Remind your loved one of programs. Most residents need reminding and portering to programs.
  • Attend programs with your loved one to find out more about them and how your loved one responds while participating in the programs.
  • Volunteer to assist with programs or outings with your loved one!

Recreation Calendar

November 2022

1st Floor

November 2022

2nd Floor

November 2022

3rd Floor

November 2022

Oliver Lodge South

To all the outstanding nurses who help look after our loved ones, especially now when families can’t visit, we CELEBRATE all of you! Your compassion, optimism, kindness and loving care do not go unnoticed. You are all so appreciated now and always.

The H family

Please pass on my appreciation to the wonderful staff that works so wonderfully to bring great care and joy to our loved ones. I have full confidence in them!

Ron

Thank you for your help and dedication to keeping our cherished family members safe! Your work is so important and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Lesley

Thank you for the great care. From the housekeepers, to the laundry, the dietary staff, and nursing. Oliver Lodge is such a wonderful place. We are thankful for you all!

Jean

What the staff and management of Oliver Lodge do on a daily basis is truly remarkable. I am honoured to be able to contribute to their efforts and serve the Oliver Lodge community.

Ted

Board Member

The staff goes beyond doing what is required and expected of them, always.

Cheryl

The staff always has a positive attitude and like to make the residents and families smile and laugh.

LTC Resident and Family Experience Survey

2018

Oliver Lodge is an incredible haven, and we were so fortunate that my wife was able to spend the last part of her life with you.

Jim

Mom is loved, stimulated, talked to and included in activities as she wishes. She receives excellent medical attention and is always clean and well dressed.

Cheryl

Thank you so much for the loving care & concern you showed for my Dad.

Arlene