Frontier’s Award-Winning SPARK™ Program for Residents with Dementia or Alzheimer’s
Imagine a program specially designed for seniors living with dementia that not only strives to help them reach their full potential, but also provides an opportunity for them to spend their days with a sense of joyful purpose.
Frontier’s award-winning SPARK program is just that.
SPARK was inspired by the teachings and research of Maria Montessori and provides meaningful and life-enhancing experiences for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
The program focuses on engaging our residents with proven rehabilitative strategies that strive to heighten interaction, optimize cognitive skills as well as promote a sense of purpose and accomplishment despite what deficits may be present.
Our communities use tailor fit assessment tools to evaluate each resident’s capabilities and strengths, so the program can best meet their unique needs.
The objective of SPARK is to bring joy and a genuine sense of meaning and accomplishment to our seniors’ everyday lives.
Residents are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities based on their personal interests and abilities. Whether it be working in the garden, maintaining bird feeders, dancing, attending Yoga classes, visiting horse stables and interacting with animals, going on supervised walks in nature or spending time with pet therapy dogs, SPARK offers something for everyone.
In addition, one of our most popular programs is Culinary Club, where our residents work directly with our chefs, taking bus trips to gather ingredients and then preparing and cooking meals themselves to enjoy with one another. These activities go way beyond what the average senior living community offers. They become important and meaningful parts of the lives of our residents. Our seniors have also participated in other exciting activities like Reading Club, bowling outings and even the opportunity to brew their own beer!
Through our SPARK program, we get to see our residents’ eyes light up when they take part in activities that provide meaning.
We celebrate our seniors as the unique individuals that they are by providing them both meaningful experiences and proven therapeutic techniques. This helps them retain their cognitive capabilities to the fullest extent possible.