Recreation Department

"Enhancing the quality of life for our residents and patients."

Westview's health care services extend far beyond physical rehabilitation and medical needs. Our Recreation Department is committed to providing a wide variety of interactive, educational and enjoyable activities to fulfill our residents' and patient's physical and pscyho-social needs.

We believe that by staying active we can "stay young"; that's why we complement our services with a full range of amenities, daily activities and events ranging from Bingo to Virtual Reality to local musical talents and in-house religious services.


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A Westview resident enjoying a whole new "reality" with a Virtual Reality headset.


Resident performing Chair Chi with Westview's Recreation Director, Louise Taylor

Westview residents perform Chair Chi with Recreation Director, Louise Taylor.


Westview's Recreation Department takes a spirited approach to coordinating activities and events in order to better maximize our residents' and patient's participation and enjoyment. With weekly live events and multiple daily activities to choose from, we are committed to quality entertainment, engaging activities and therapeutic socialization.

Whether watching the latest blockbuster or classic film, the movie watching experience gets a whole lot better while seated in our surround sound theater, happily munching on popcorn. Or, if looking for some quiet leisure time to play a board game with friends or family, our North Wing Lounge is perfectly suited to accomodate those needs.

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Westview residents play indoor volleyball during the 2016 Summer Olympics Event

Recreation activities:


  • Weekly Live Entertainment
  •      • Singers
  •      • Dancers
  •      • Pianists
  •      • Magicians
  •      • Performers
  • Cards & Games
  • Virtual Reality
  • Chair Chi
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Birthday Parties
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Cookouts
  • Exercise
  • Movies
  • In-house Religious Functions
  •      • Hymns
  •      • Rosary
  •      • Services
  •      • Holy Communion
  •      • Faith-Based Events
  • Resident Councils
  • And much more!
Magician Brian LaPalme delights his audience at Westview Health Care Center

Magician Brian LaPalme delights his audience at Westview Health Care Center

Recreation

Improving Function. Improving Quality of Life.

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Physical

Stay fit. Stay active! Maintaining physical activities can help delay or prevent a multitude of diseases and illnesses, as well as alleviate pain from arthritis and minimize its severity.

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Social

Stay social for health's sake! Activities promote and foster socialization with peers. Increased socialization can improve a sense of well being and overall health. Recreational Activities = Good Health!

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Spiritual

Faith. Hope. Comfort. Three wonderful benefits of including religion or spirituality into one's weekly or daily regiment. Westview offers non demoninational and evangelical services regularly.




Volunteer

"A little time can make a big difference."

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A volunteer assists a resident with her painting

A Westview volunteer assists a resident with her painting.

A caring manner and a helping hand can make a difference in the life of an older adult. At Westview Health Care Center, we rely on the warm spirit of others to help us in our mission to enhance the quality of life for our residents and patients.

Volunteer work at Westview is one of the best jobs anyone can do. It's not about where you live, how old you are, what your educational background is, or what you have or don't have. We provide the training; you provide the time. We recognize that your time is a valuable gift. How much time you want to give and how often is up to you.


Rewarding

A volunteer and a resident share time together in Westview's North Wing Lounge

A Westview volunteer and a resident share time together in the facility's North Wing Lounge.


You'll quickly discover how rewarding volunteer work can be, especially when you see what a difference your visit can make.

In addition, you may experience some benefits that will make a difference in your own life. You'll learn about a variety of health care careers, and could gain valuable job experience.

You will strengthen social skills, learn empathy for people of all ages, and best of all, form lasting friendships with Westview staff, fellow volunteers, and of course our residents and patients.

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Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to see what Westview Health Care Center's Recreation Department provides for our patients and residents.

Please Consider

If you are considering becoming a Westview volunteer and contributing to our wonderful community of patients, residents and staff, please contact:

Vicki Ericson

Assistant Therapeutic Recreation Director @   860-774-8574 ext.151

Meet the team

Louise Taylor

Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteers

Louise has been involved with the Recreation Department at Westview since 2005. As Director of Therapeutic Recreation, her main duties involve planning, organizing, developing and directing the overall operation of the department. For questions or concerns relating to the recreation department Louise can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 160.

Vicki Ericson

Assistant Director of Therapeautic Recreation

Vicki has been involved with the Recreation Department at Westview since 2014. As Assistant Director of Therapeutic Recreation, her main duties involve assisting the Therapeutic Director regarding the planning, organizing, developing and directing the Recreation Department. For questions or concerns relating to Westview's Volunteer Program, Vicki can be reached at 860-774-8574, ext. 151.

Contact us

Address:
150 Ware Road
P.O. Box 428
Dayville, Connecticut 06241
Tel: 860-774-8574
Fax: 860-779-5425
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Find Out More

If you or your loved one would like more information or to take a tour of the facility, we invite you to a closer look at Westview Health Care Center.

Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574.

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