Why We Make WOW! Moments
Our residents come to Canyon Creek with unique passions, interests, and backgrounds. Our caregivers and staff want to honor – and celebrate – their individuality!
That’s why we like to get to know each resident on a personal level, encouraging them to share their stories and dreams with caregivers and other residents. Through listening to residents share, our staff can start to get an idea of what kind of WOW! Moment to organize for that resident.
What’s a WOW! Moment?
What’s a WOW! Moment, you may ask? WOW! Moments are special, unique moments we create for seniors in our assisted living and memory care programs here at Canyon Creek.
Has a resident always dreamt of going live on the radio? Do they miss going camping with their family? Do they wish they could teach elementary school? Have they always wanted to go to the opera, but have never been? Whatever their story, dream, or favorite memory may be, our staff finds a way to help residents relive their best moments and realize their longtime dreams.
Recent WOW!s at Canyon Creek Senior Living
What’s an example of a WOW! Moment we’ve put together at Canyon Creek?
This past spring, we organized a WOW! Moment for our resident, Ada, who is from the South. Ada moved here a few years ago to be closer to her daughter. Ada started opening up to our staff. As Ada and our staff got to talking, Ada shared how much she missed loading up her motorhome with her husband, listening to Willie Nelson’s, “On the Road Again.” It was tradition for Ada and her husband to stop at Cracker Barrel before leaving town.
We could tell how happy this memory made Ada, so our staff decided to recreate this memory for her. We drove Ada to Cracker Barrel, played Willie Nelson, and sang together all the way to the restaurant. Miss Ada ordered Country Fried Steak (her usual!) and she was beaming with happiness.
We’ve just launched our own WOW! Moments page here, which will feature more of our most recent WOW! Moments. More updates to come! For another example of the kinds of WOW! Moments organized by our sister communities under Blue Harbor Senior Living, we love pointing people to read about Don’s Alaska Day; so heartwarming and sweet!
Aging Positively, Creating New Meaning
In everything we do here at Canyon Creek, we’re seeking to make our residents know that they’re loved, important, special, and cared for. Many studies show that as humans, we are wired to want to feel needed, respected, and purposeful, and that without these feelings, we may start to experience poor health or depression. Through our senior activities program, social and nurturing environment, and WOW! Moments, we do everything we can to help our residents smile and foster a rewarding sense of community!
If you have additional questions about our loving assisted living community in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, we’d be more than happy to speak with you. Feel free to reach out to us and one of our caregivers or senior care advisors will be in touch.
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