Activities, Purpose and Engagement in Long-Term Care

Numerous studies that find staying physically and mentally active as we age is important for the mind, body and soul. We try to live each day with that frame of mind at Advena Living of Bonner Springs when scheduling activities.

Our activities are designed around the community members preferences and interests.

You can often find two of our residents, James and Steve, in the garden at Advena Living of Bonner Springs. They’re usually tending to the plants and making things look nice. (If you get a chance, ask James about gardening and all the plants he’s grown here. He has quite the green thumb!)

When our marketing director Kim invited them to go apple picking this weekend, they were thrilled at the idea.

The three of them went to a city park in Kansas City, KS where they picked a bush of apples for a local food bank. Those apples were then donated to two organizations in KCK: Young Women on the Move, an after-school mentoring program designed to empower young girls, and Avenue for Life, which supports families experiencing homelessness.

Kim and our activities director Cortney often collaborate to schedule interesting activities to keep resident engaged and happy. We encourage staff to get to know residents personally, find out their likes/dislikes and favorite hobbies. From there, we can coordinate activities, events and outings that the community members enjoy.


About Advena Living

Whether you prefer to be outside most of the day, you’re an avid reader of romance novels, or you like to cheer on the Chiefs, we’ll help tailor our activities at all our Advena Living communities to you.

Part of our guiding philosophy is that we honor choice. We believe that community members should always have a say in how they live their lives. We will work hard to accommodate what you want your schedule to be every day.

Advena Living specializes in skilled nursing, long-term care, rehabilitation and assisted living services throughout the state. We have locations in Bonner Springs, Cherryvale, Clay Center, Clearwater, Rose Hill, Topeka, and Wichita.

Our name “Advena” means newcomer. We welcome newcomers seeking a senior living environment where they may continue to enjoy a full life.