A Joyful Heart Is Good Medicine
Loneliness. Just mentioning the noun can change the mood. It robs us of joy. Whispers “we’re unloved or unwanted.” It skews our perspective of reality and steals from us the belief: we can expect good things in our future. At The Parke Assisted Living, loneliness isn’t a noun we cling to, but one we’ve tossed out like old newspapers.
We enjoy living life with others. At our assisted living facility, the word “loneliness” turns into the wonderful noun “community”. What does community mean to us? It is defined as: “We are there for you whenever you’re in need and you can count on us to be present.”
And we really are.
Our staff is available 24 hours a day. We’ve made a commitment to connect with our residents everyday. Our residents are noticed by us, and they are known. Their names are important. We make an effort to get to know each of our residents by name. Every time we see them, we strive to learn a little bit more about them. It’s our goal to provide all our residents with the highest level of care and services.
We are present to assist with many day-to-day responsibilities. For example, we are there to help with cleaning, first-aide care, housekeeping, laundry, and even planning activities. In fact, we have a calendar filled with events that keep our residents active and engaged with each other. This is another way we keep “loneliness” away.
At The Parke, we’ve created a community where our residents can experience real and authentic relationships on a daily basis. A joyful heart brings a smile to a person’s face and makes for a healthier life. We want to see our residents experience a fulfilling life.
Each month, we plan the most incredible events to create laughter, build relationships, and treasured memories. And more importantly, to help our residents know they are seen and they are loved by others in this world.
Let’s share some of our community events with you and help you learn why a wonderful community truly awaits you at The Parke.
Most people enjoy a great movie. Whether it is a classic drama, action or comedy, it’s sure to bring a group of people together around a big TV to enjoy great entertainment. Every month, we have several movie nights for our residents. For example, one of our movies showcased “Dances With Wolves” and another was “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. We strive to show a variety of movies our residents will love and enjoy.
A Book Club
Do you enjoy analyzing stories? How about broadening your vocabulary? What about reading for pleasure? At The Parke, we offer a book club for our residents to join. Whether you love reading fiction or non fiction work, you’ll enjoy the selections of materials. Our assisted living communities offer you the opportunity to read outside in a comfy chair surrounded by beautiful scenery or indoors in our living room area. Find yourself swept away into a wonderful story and share the highlights with friends!
Always dreamed of finishing a crochet blanket? How about painting a beautiful picture? Joining a craft class allows you to tap into your talent of creativity and create something special for someone else or to place in your apartment. Having the opportunity to gather with others and enjoy great conservations around a craft increases happiness and creates delightful memories. Craft class is a popular activity for our residents. Whether you are a novice at painting, coloring or knitting, you’ll fit right in. There is something for everyone! And we’re always taking in new ideas as well!
Tour Gilcrease Museum
Learning about American cultures, history and art expressions happens at the Gilcrease Museum and our residents have the opportunity to experience these showcases. We believe in ongoing education and the importance of developing our minds — no matter our age. Our residents enjoy learning about different cultures within the United States and how our society has been shaped by them and other historical events.
Learning about the past helps one better understand the future. The museum creates an atmosphere where our residents can dive deeper into the history of America and see it through different cultural lenses. It’s a way for them to treasure the past and learn how it can be applied to the future. When you become a resident at The Parke, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the Gilcrease Museum with others. And create memories you can treasure.
Love To Sing
Whether you are a beginner or a professional singer, you’ll have the opportunity to join our choir. Yes, we enjoy singing! Come learn some incredible new tunes and sing with others. Using your musical talents it’s a great way to relieve stress and bless others with your talents and music. Being a part of a choir creates a wonderful community centered around music. Besides, you’ll have the opportunity to put on a show for others to hear your remarkable vocal skills!
Enjoy Shopping? We Do!
There are many local stores in Tulsa for shopping and fun. Perhaps you need some items for your apartment or you would like to send a loved one a special birthday gift. We take visits to Walmart often and you’ll have the opportunity to find exactly what you need and more. Enjoy shopping with friends and buying what you need.
At The Parke, we enjoy getting outdoors. Staying inside has its benefits, but getting outdoors to interact with others increases our happiness and health. It’s our goal to help our residents make the most of each and every day. As we strive to plan with purpose and demonstrate kindness and love to show them we “see them and we know them by name.”
When you choose our facility, you’ll immediately feel connected with a group of people who care about your well-being. It’s important for us to treat our neighbors as we treat ourselves. We treat our residents with honor and dignity. We treat them well. Explore our photo gallery and begin to see what our wonderful community looks like. This we promise: you’ll feel welcome the moment you walk through our doors.
We look forward to hearing from you! Taking the step to give us a call will be well worth it for you and your family. We’ll love to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have. We truly believe you’ll find happiness and a wonderful community at The Parke!