Landmark Village has hosted two Fun Days in January which have helped stave off the winter blues and brought big smiles to residents and team members alike. A celebration of Disney films was especially well-received, says fun co-ordinator Brent Hart.
Each month, the Sarnia seniors living community hosts two or three themed Fun Days where residents and staff members are encouraged to dress up in costumes or clothing that goes along with the theme.
In January, there was a Disney Day and a Hawaiian Day.
A staff member in the activities department hatched the idea for a Disney-themed day. Tania Bergen, Landmark Village’s marketing director, came up with the idea to borrow some of the Disney-inspired costumes that the Steeves & Rozema Group used to win the award for best commercial float design during the Sarnia Kinsmen Christmas Parade of Lights in December.
Steeves & Rozema’s float design was focused on princesses in Disney movies, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast.
“So we had some management and staff dress up in costume and walk around the dining room during lunch and get some pictures with residents,” Hart said.
He wore the “beast” costume that Steeves & Rozema CEO John Scotland donned at the parade, which “shocked” some residents.
“It really surprised the residents to see us all dressed up, and the staff had a really fun time with it too,” said Hart.
“The Fun Days are a great opportunity to brighten a day up and create some laughter and smiles.”
This story was provided to the Steeves & Rozema Group by Axiom News and originally appeared on the S&R Today website. Republished with permission.