If you have any questions about our activities, please contact us. We strive to keep our communities vibrant and active. Click the link to the Activity calendar. Calendar PDF
We've been very busy for the past few months, preparing and creating pieces of art to show in Liberty Retirement Community of Lima's Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) Show. This award-winning art-making program empowers residents struggling with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders with volunteers to encourage self-expression and social engagement in a failure-free environment. It concentrates on using remaining strengths instead of lost skills and enables the artist to leave a legacy of beautiful artwork. Hosted in our conference center, residents, volunteers, family and staff members enjoyed viewing the art while nibbling on shrimp cocktail, meatballs, cheesecake as well as a variety of juices to toast the elegant occasion. Attendance was wonderful and we can't wait to boot this project up again with high hopes for an even grander turnout for our next show.
Our residents enjoy having lots to do, and we work hard to provide them with a variety of entertainment—from dancing groups to instrumentalists. One of our recent visits was from the Golden Aires, and they are one of our favorites. This group of retirees, originally met at Allen County's Senior Citizens Services, Inc. and know many of our residents from there. Their visits provide a wonderful opportunity to catch up and reminisce and we look forward to seeing them again very soon. Watch our activities calendar if you'd like to join us.
There's no better way to spend a summer afternoon than enjoying the sunshine and some seasonal treats. We hit The Creamery in Delphos as often as possible in the summer. Voted Best of the Region each year since 2011, their soft serve and hard dip home-made ice cream attracts people from all over.
Our outings include trained staff, so they're not only safe, but are always enjoyable. With a spacious bus that's able to comfortably accommodate everyone, along with any special equipment, we're always up for an adventure. Stop by our facility to learn about the many benefits we offer residents and feel free to join one of our outings! We love to make new friends.
What could be better than all the comforts of home without the stress of household chores? Residents at Liberty Retirement Community of Lima enjoy a “no fuss, no muss” lifestyle everyday. We offer a wide array of activities that meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social and vocational needs of our seniors. It’s a wonderful opportunity to stay active and forge friendships with others who enjoy the same interests. Our diverse programming opportunities are open to residents, their friends, and of course family members. Pictured are a few residents enjoying a fun Euchre game. Enjoy a coffee chat, bird-watching, games, crafts, fitness programs and classes. We also host entertainment regularly. Come see us. We’d love to show you what we have to offer!
May 12-18 is National Nursing Home Week, so we've been in full celebration mode here at Liberty Retirement Community of Lima. While our staff, from administrators to nurses to aides, are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care for our residents 365 days a year, we take this week to offer a few extra perks. Pictured is resident David Sawyer, enjoying a made-to-order ice cream sundae dished out by our Activities Department. We also spent the week enjoying cookouts, specialty dessert bars, as well as games and special trivia geared towards staff and facility. It's been a wonderful way to show appreciation, and draw our Liberty family together.
Liberty Retirement Community of Lima once again hosted an Easter egg hunt for 57 students from Lima's Center for Autism & Dyslexia. Students, ranging in ages from pre-K through junior high, participated in a hunt, crafts and shared snacks with us. Although weather didn't cooperate and we held everything indoors, residents delighted in hosting, and students enjoyed the activities. Don, (who is pictured) enjoys visiting with the kids and commented that their innocence makes him feel young and spirited again. We hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday also as we reap the blessings of another year.
Liberty Retirement Community of Lima is always seeking out innovative, cutting-edge therapies to offer our residents. Recently, staff members received specialized training in an award-winning program designed to help patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. The goal of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is to forge friendships between people suffering from the diseases and trained volunteers and staff, as the residents are guided through art therapy sessions. This evidence-based science, is founded on the fact that creative expression improves their physical and psychological well-being and we're certainly reaping the rewards of everyone's hard work. It's failure-free and the result has been some amazing abstract pieces of art. At the end of the six-week program, residents will compile favorite pieces which will be proudly displayed to family and friends as we host our Art Show. It's a beautiful program that our residents love, and we love our residents!
Liberty Retirement Community of Lima enjoys treating residents and guests to a wide variety of entertainment. We'll use just about any excuse to gather, so we're delighted to host celebrations for birthdays and anniversaries as well as provide regular shows. One group that visits quite regularly are the Golden Aires. This wonderful volunteer group of vocalists are from the local senior center. They're a lively group, that dances with residents and sometimes incorporates them into a show. Although we always look forward to our familiar "oldies" each show reflects a holiday theme and everyone enjoyed the Irish tunes for St. Patrick's Day.
There's always something going on at our community and we make every effort to make it feel like home. Our residents not only enjoy a secure environment, where help is always available, but the sense of camaraderie and vibrant atmosphere make life interesting. We put great effort into providing a wide variety of activities to keep residents physically, spiritually and mentally active. Several church services are offered weekly, along with regular outings to local eateries and points of interest. Pictured, is the spread for our weekly coffee chat where we offer specialty brews like Starbucks and plenty of goodies for the sweet tooth. If morning isn't your thing, we also provide plenty of activities several nights a week. Sign up for a tour and join us for an activity to see how much fun we can be!
We recently hosted a Seniors' Prom with the help of the Bradfield Center as well as many amazing volunteers. This event was open to Liberty residents as well as members of the Lima community. The turnout was wonderful, and as you can see, it was a blast! With the help of our volunteers and sponsors, attendees received corsages and boutonnieres, as well as an official prom portrait. Our kitchen staff prepared punch and delicious hors' devours to nibble on as everyone boogied to some great 50's, 60's and 70's music. Our residents are still talking about what a great time they had, so we're already making plans for another prom next year!