Staying active is the key to a long and healthy life. That's why we encourage our residents at McDowell Place to plan daily activities they will
enjoy or to join in one of the fun programs planned by our activities director.
We offer a variety of recreational, educational, social and cultural activities. You can curl up with a book in our cozy library or take a walk with a friend in our courtyard. You are also welcome to join other residents on regular outings in the community, including programs offered at nearby Centre College.
If you are a fitness enthusiast or simply want to exercise indoors, we have an exercise room on-site or you can take advantage of your free membership at McDowell Wellness Center, which is only a short walk away. It offers individual or group exercise classes, community education programs and a swimming pool. In addition, McDowell Wellness Center offers outpatient rehabilitation, which includes physical, occupational and speech therapies.
New friendships can be made and old friendships can endure at McDowell Place of Danville.
Our Activities at a Glance
Movers and Shakers- Group Chair exercise (exercise done primarily while seated)
Laughter Club-Group gathers and tells/listens to jokes for 45 minutes. If you like a good laugh, this could be the group for you!!
ROOK-People who enjoy the card game ROOK gathers and play. This is also for people who would like to learn how to play. Observers are also welcome.
Brain Aerobics-Group gathers for various “thinking” activities such as discussion group, reminiscing, and group puzzles. Something different every time!
Silver Notes-This is our resident chorus group. It is open to anyone who enjoys singing.
Bingo-Group gathers to play bingo game and win prize money and/or prizes.
Assisted Living Wellness Checks-Blood pressure and weight checked by staff each week on Lakeview.
Prayer Service-Weekly devotion lead by Chaplain Dale Denton
Left, Right and Center Game-Dice game played in a large group. Easy to play and lots of fun!
Book club (with Gina)-Book club in which the leader reads aloud the selected book. Participants listen and then discuss at the end.
Devotions with Sue- A non-denominational devotion group that meets each week.
You Be the Judge-Group leader reads actual court cases and the group discusses how they would have ruled. This is a very lively discussion group.
Farmers Bank-The Farmers Bank comes to MPOD to help with any financial needs residents may have. They are here on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. on Stony Point.
Social Hour-Each week residents gather in the main dining room for finger food and drinks to socialize with one another.
Music and You-Residents learn about a composer/musician/entertainer and listen to music written or performed by that person. Notes and images are projected on a screen to make it even more interesting.
Resident Council- Meets once a month. This is an informational meeting. Residents are informed of new programs or services. This is also an opportunity for residents to discuss any pertinent issues.
Birthday Party- Residents gather in the main dining room for birthday cake once a month to celebrate all who have had birthdays in that month
Health Rewards Bingo-Bingo game in the main dining room once a month sponsored by the Health Rewards Group. Prizes are awarded.
Family Night -Occurs monthly. Family night consists of an evening meal or entertainment that residents may invite family members to attend.
Game Night-Residents gather and play various board and card games together.
Boyle County Bookmobile-The bookmobile from the Boyle County Public library comes to McDowell Place twice a month on Wednesdays. Residents may get a library card and check out or request books at this time.
Educational Offerings-We do have educational offerings on the activity calendar every couple of months. We have had topics such as: Kentucky’s Native Americans, health and wellness of seniors and many others. We try to have topics which are of interest to our residents.
Stretch and Strengthen- Group exercise using Theraband resistance bands. This group meets three times per week.
Grand-buddies-Kindergarten class from Woodlawn Elementary visits twice/month to do various art projects, etc. throughout the school year.
Helping Hands Group-Resident group who devotes their time/talents to help others. They work on various service projects during the year.
Rainbow Bells-Resident hand bell choir. Group uses color coded hand bells. No musical training required!
Art with Jack-Local artist Jack Carey volunteers and teaches art classes throughout the year. (oil painting, pen & ink drawing, and gourd painting). Student is responsible for cost of supplies.
Spa Day- Once a month, residents who wish to participate are treated to hand and shoulder massage given by staff in a relaxing atmosphere.
Wii Bowling-Electronic bowling using the Ninetendo Wii game system.