There are times when the Rocky Knoll Foundation is approached by families and friends of residents who have an idea for an enhancement. Other times, the administrator or staff of Rocky Knoll notice a trend in the senior care industry or have an innovative concept for resident care. Ideas come from a variety of sources, and require the Foundation to assist in making them happen.
Here is a sampling of just some of our accomplishments to date:
Life Enrichment Through Music
A program funded through the national Well-Tuned music grant and matching funds from the Rocky Knoll Foundation is aiding the Life Enrichment department by providing music through iPods and iTunes downloads. Staff use these resources to develop age appropriate, individual playlists for long-term care residents selected to take part in a research program.
Some donors find it more meaningful to contribute to a specific project goal that can make an immediate impact.
The Foundation is the proud sponsor of “Music at the Bistro” evenings. Every summer we have four or five music filled events for the enjoyment of the residents, their families, and friends from the community. The events are Free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments are usually available for purchase from the Auxiliary. So bring your lawn chair and come out and enjoy!
Check back on our website for the coming season’s event dates.
Located in the short-term Rehabilitation unit is a blanket warmer with the capacity for 30 bed-size blankets purchased from funds donated to the Foundation Patients who have returned to their rooms after Therapy who require ice packs to relieve pain truly appreciate the soothing warmth of a heated blanket wrapped around them like a big hug! A nice warm blanket is also welcome following a bath in the tub room. Being able to provide this amenity to our residents is so gratifying, and truly embodies the Foundation’s mission.
Veterans Wall of Honor
Inside the Health Care Center, the Foundation created the “Veterans Wall of Honor” to pay tribute to those who have served our country. Outside, centrally located on our grounds, Veterans Memorial poles and flags have been installed. Each year on Veterans Day, we hold a program to induct new Rocky Knoll residents onto the Wall of Honor. The annual program typically features remarks from dignitaries, musical entertainment, an invocation, and rifle salute. It’s a privilege to honor those who have served our country in this special way and recognize them permanently on the Wall of Honor.
“It’s wonderful that Rocky Knoll has taken such a big wall to show how much Veterans are appreciated.”