Activities

Good Shepherd Nursing Home


 

Activities are a vital part of daily life at Good Shepherd. Every day there are scheduled activities such as bingo, painting, exercise classes and courtyard socials at which residents enjoy ice cream or other treats. Good Shepherd holds a candlelight dinner once a month, an elegant evening our residents always enjoy.

Residents who are able to travel are invited to attend Wheeling Nailers hockey games, Washington Wild Things baseball games and other sporting events. They also enjoy the fall foliage and spring flowers and regularly attend Music in the Park at Warwood and Wheeling parks. Our residents always look forward to seeing the Christmas displays at the Oglebay Festival of Lights.

Recreational materials are available for families to enjoy with residents. Games, music, movies, books and magazines are available from the Activities Department, as are stationery, yarn and needles for knitting and crocheting.

Activities staff spend a great deal of time with our residents at scheduled activities and informally, enjoying conversations with residents during personal visits.

Families are always welcome to bring pets to visit our residents. Pet visits can be conducted only on the first floor, in our activities room. In addition, volunteers bring dogs to visit Good Shepherd residents the last Saturday of every month.

Residents’ families may reserve the Activities Room for birthdays, anniversaries and other private events. Beverage service, dishware and paper products can be provided free of charge to residents and their families, when an event is planned in the Activities Room between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends.

Families may also reserve the Activities Room outside of these hours, provided they bring their own food, beverages, dishes, silverware and napkins.