201 River Rd.
Westmoreland, N.H. 03467
(603) 399-7005 fax
(603) 399-4912 TDD
LOVE WHAT WE DO ...
As a team, the Activities Department staff work
together to make a difference in the lives of the residents who live at Maplewood.
We are as diversified in personal goals and interests as the clients we serve. We
love to blend our ideas to make fun things happen for Residents, their families, and
friends as well as our own staff.
The Monthly Calendar is planned ahead.
It has a large degree of spontaneity as well! The Calendar of Events is printed
weekly in the Keene Sentinel in the Senior News section.
Special activity events are listed in the bi-monthly Maplewood Newsletter
which is mailed to residents families and interested parties. The
Monthly Calendar is available on each of the nursing floors and posted in
each resident's room.
Volunteers are a vital part of many of the programs we
offer in the Activities Department. They lend an extra hand on trips, parties,
barbecues, clothing sales, canteen, and so much more.
Maplewood volunteers assist residents
on outings such as the Walpole Band concerts and hold animals for residents at the
Friendly Farm in Dublin, NH. Even Bruce Fox, owner of the farm, looks forward
to our annual trips. We have homemakers and former career women who
run the monthly Clothing Center. A
former Maplewood Nursing supervisor, who is invaluable with her many years
of volunteer services, mends resident’s articles of clothing and other
sewing projects at Maplewood.
Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds.
Volunteers come from many area towns. Maplewood draws
volunteers from towns such as Marlow, Gilsum, Harrisville, Winchester, Rindge, Walpole,
Drewsville, as well as Westmoreland and Keene. We would love to have you join our family
of volunteers and experience lots of joy, laughter and fun!
Auxiliary Association was created in 1990.
This non-profit association was organized
for the exclusive purpose of raising funds for projects that would benefit
the residents of Maplewood. Click here to learn more about the
As part of
Maplewood's Rehabilitation Services the Activities Department provides a warm and friendly
environment, which motivates interaction and participation. Great care is taken to
encourage, but not push, socialization where it could be rejected. Some residents
like to just watch for a period of time before they are ready to join in on
activities. Gradually, they are drawn into what they feel is a safe
environment. No one can be sure when any one resident changes from merely observing
the group to becoming an active and involved member.
Maplewood Activities offers
discussion groups, crafts, reading groups, a book library, summer barbecues on the Patio,
concerts, games, bus trips and special entertainment.
We also offer trips to
local movie houses, area restaurants and band concerts. We have pets as visitors and
pet in-house. There are popular games such as Bingo and Whist & Pitch card
games. Other activities include picnics to area parks, cooking groups, walks, one-to-one visits plus
much, much more!
Sensory programs stimulate the five senses in a structural but
relaxed manner to help residents in the TLC Behavior Unit cope with sundowning,
frustration, and at times, over stimulation with relaxing music, aroma therapy, and energy
work. This is a wonderful group of residents who really respond to specialized
one-to-one attention. It is very rewarding to the staff who work in this unit.
Our Recreation Therapist Consultant, Joe Perron, has inspired canoe trips,
horseback riding, camping, deep sea fishing, picturesque trips to Ashuelot
Park. and bike-a-thon rides. The bikes (three
wheelers), for the most part, have been donated. We have great pictures of these
This group works seasonal and provides a positive gardening experience.
Seeds are started in early spring. Gardens are planned, and planted
mostly in raised beds to provide adapted gardening opportunities for the
residents. Many staff, family and volunteers assist residents and many
residents have their own raised garden beds to plant and care for. The residents just love
Activities Department sponsored events include Apple
Pie Festival, Summer Carnival, Weekly Music Programs, The
Holiday Bazaar, Barbecues, Santa with Residents, National Nursing Home Week, Welcome
Spring - pancakes at Stuart & John's Pancake House in Westmoreland, NH, trips to the
Friendly Farm in Dublin, NH and much, much more!