Like other places, the residents at Pineview Terrace, a long-term care home in Prince Albert, are struggling to keep busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are feeling down after losing some of their normal daily activities and visits with their loved ones. So the staff stepped in, brainstorming ways to get their residents active and engaged.
They revived a previous challenge, and added a twist. The Pineview Pursuit (The Pursuit of Happiness) was born.
There are two parts to this challenge; the first is a walking challenge, clocking miles for points. The second has residents earning points through scavenger hunts and quizzes that they work together as a team to solve. At the end of the challenge, the team with the most points wins a chicken dinner. Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition!?
The Pineview Pursuit engages the residents physically as well as mentally and allows for everyone to participate while working as teams to win. As the first challenge began on May 11th, the residents, with staff assistance, are in hot pursuit of the prize. A plaque that will commemorate the house winner year after year will allow staff to bring this challenge back for years to come.
The residents have until June 8 to complete several challenges and make their laps through the spacious hallways and on the outdoor pathway. Already, residents and staff are excited and encouraging each other to get moving and stay motivated.
The Victoria Hospital Foundation is generously covering the cost of the plaque and the chicken dinner for residents.
Stay tuned to find out which of Pineview’s houses comes out victorious!
Pineview residents taking on the Pineview Pursuit.