Pirate-themed activities engage Village Green residents in fun, education and exercise

High Seas Adventure Day proves to be engaging on many levels

Well, shiver me timbers!

Village Green residents were recently treated to a pirate-themed day at the Greater Napanee long-term care home that creatively combined fun, education and exercise.

On Sept. 23, the Village Green life enrichment team organized High Seas Adventure Day for residents that began with residents finding a message in a bottle on their tables at breakfast.

“Ahoy! Today be a special day at Village Green,” the message read. “Today we sail the seven seas in search of pirate treasure! Join us in the Galley (the activity room) to get your pirate name and start your adventure!”

Team members dressed up in pirate costumes and residents could put on a pirate hat embossed with the famous symbol of pirates, the skull and crossbones, to have their photo taken.

From there, residents were treated to a variety of pirate-themed activities throughout the day that included an educational session on the history of pirates, a game of pirate bingo and even digging for hidden treasure, explains Ulana Orrick, Village Green’s life enrichment co-ordinator.

There was also a high seas-themed exercise class many residents participated in, she adds.

Residents were even “certified” as pirates for the day.

“Residents were given a pirate name and an honorary pirate certificate,” Ulana says.

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