The Friendship House is open from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Our participants are encouraged to engage in a fun-filed day and lead an active lifestyle while enjoying the benefits the Friendship House has to offer.
A Typical Day:
Participants Arrive/Continental Breakfast 7:00-9:00
During this time participants are greeted with smiles and hugs. They get a chance to socialize, read the newspaper, eat their morning snacks, and set up their personal projects.
Visit with the Nurse 7:30-9:00
Each participant has the opportunity to discuss health and nutrition issues with our nurse. Vital signs are monitored, and medications are administered as prescribed by a physician. Charts are kept on each of the participants and close contact is maintained with family members and each participant's physician.
Group Devotional at 9:00
Participants enjoy morning devotionals, reality orientation, and talk about current events. Personal attention is given to each member as they express their thoughts of the day.
Physical Activities at 10:00 - 10:40
Participants take part in an exercise program with our Program Coordinator that can be modified for various physical limitations and to maximize the benefits for each individual. Fun and laughter, although optional, generally take place much of the time.
Personal Free Time 10:40 - 11:00
Participants continue their projects, play cards and dominoes, watch television, or take a stroll outside on our secure garden trail.
Lunch Time 11:00
Meals prepared by Rapides Regional Medical Center are catered to meet each participant's dietary needs.
Rest Period 12:00-1:00
Rest and relaxation allow participants a period for rejuvenation before afternoon activities begin.
Open Time 1:00-1:30
Participants use this time to socialize, watch television and work on their projects and puzzles.
Group Activity 1:30-2:00
Each day brings a new activity for the participants to enjoy such as story telling, singing, balloon volleyball, health education, cooking, bowling and more.
Afternoon Snack 2:00
All snacks are planned to meet the dietary needs of each participant.
Late Afternoon Activity 3:30-5:30
Another fun activity for those participants here later in the afternoon.