Activities to enrich and entertain

Four senior women sitting at a table doing watercolour paintingShepherd Village has a professional and enthusiastic recreation team. We offer a variety of consistent, active and entertaining programs and activities that are tailored to people’s interests and abilities, and are based on industry best practices. Our recreation programming is designed to bring joy, fun wellness and connection to all residents.

Types of programs and activities

A senior woman with a white poodle in a dog therapy programIn general, programming is tailored to each accommodation and even each floor, allowing us to meet the unique needs of different lifestyles.

Here are the types of programs and activities offered:

Health and wellness

  • Zumba
  • Walking Club
  • Active Games, e.g. Wii Games
  • Java Music Club
  • Gardening
  • Swimming
  • Physio Fit
  • Balance Classes
  • Exercise Classes
  • Spa Days

Art and music

  • Drawing
  • Calligraphy
  • Painting
  • Crafts
  • Acting Classes
  • Concerts and Performances
  • Socials and High Tea

Lifelong learning

  • i-Connect Tablet Classes
  • Games Night
  • Virtual Reality
  • Memory Classes
  • Various Educational Seminars and Presentations
  • Netflix Programs
  • Intellectually-focused Discussions and Games

Community connections (It Takes a Village)

  • Intergenerational Programming (high school, university, college students)
  • Local School/Church Choirs
  • Local Church/School Visits
  • Garage Sale
  • Christmas Emporium
  • Strawberry Social
  • Mat Weaving

Memory care

  • Sensory Programs
  • Montessori Activities
  • Snozelen Room
  • Robotic Pets Program
  • Pet Therapy
  • Musical Engagement

Spiritual care

  • Spiritual Reflections
  • Hymn Sings
  • Church Choirs
  • Church Visits
  • Bible Study
  • Weekly Church Services

Trips and excursions

  • Niagara Falls
  • Stratford Festival
  • Autumnal Outings
  • River/Lake Cruises
  • Theater, Musicals and Movies
  • One of A Kind Show
  • Old Mill High Tea
  • Shopping