Activities & Recreation

Activities Week of March 8th  

Just a Reminder: We are only 6 days away from Daylight Savings Time and 12 days away from the First Day of Spring! We are so excited at Crest Haven to feel the warmer weather, see the trees blossom, the grass turn green and to be able to go outside in the sunshine once again. 

Monday March 8th  Good Morning Everyone! Happy Monday...  Let’s start the morning off with a Word Search Puzzle and Fun Facts about Names. Next up we will be doing a St. Patrick’s Craft in the afternoon.    

Tuesday March 9th   Happy Birthday Barbie! Can you believe she is 62 years old this year? She looks amazing. Join us in discussing some fun facts about the Barbie we have known and loved for so long.  We will celebrate Barbie and her Friends with Cupcakes and Refreshments. 

Wednesday March 10th    Today is a special day in our lives here at Crest Haven, It marks one year that we were closed to visitors, volunteers and families. Let’s talk about all the changes we went through during this pandemic. Join us this afternoon for Trivia and Treats.

Thursday March 11th    Happy Birthday Lawrence Welk! This morning we will reminisce about the life and times of Lawrence Welk and later on we will have a Sing Along and Snacks.

Friday March 12th   Fun Friday Fitness is back! Let’s exercise to some upbeat music. Also today “THE HAPPY HOUR CART” will be traveling around the hallways with some delicious treats and drinks. 

Staying Connected
We realize the importance of social interaction and cognitive stimulation as a means to improve the general quality of well being for each and every resident.

Staying connected to family, friends and the outside world is the desire of most residents, regardless of their duration of stay at Crest Haven.
Understanding and implementing social interaction and cognitive stimulation to improve the quality and well being of our residents, is one reason our Activities and Recreation Program is well known throughout Cape May County.

Interactive Recreation
The Recreation Department participates in meaningful and interactive recreation that satisfies and delights our audience and is best suited for each care plan. Such programs include group exercise. spiritual services, live musical entertainment, holiday themed craft projects and cooking demonstrations, to name a few.

Frequent visits from local school children and animal therapy programs offer companionship and bring joy to the residents. During the spring and summer months, the outdoor courtyards are used for various activities such as barbeques, picnics and vegetable and flower gardening projects. Pleasant and protected outdoor seating is also available. 

The Residents are encouraged to attend local dining lunch outings, baseball games, shopping day trips, and concerts. The City of Cape May proudly invites Crest Haven's Residents and staff members to be their guests for all of their programs throughout the year which include, big name concerts, special programs and events at Cape May Convention Hall. Safe transportation and friendly licensed staff are always on hand to attend these events.
Annual Events
This department also hosts annual events such as, the Senior Prom, in the spring and the Polar Bear Plunge, in the winter months. These traditions have been anticipated and successful every year.