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Happenings at Grand Villa of Fort Myers

At Grand Villa of Fort Myers, residents enjoy a wide variety of social, recreational, and cultural activities. Our packed calendar guarantees there is always something engaging to choose from!

Located in the heart of Southwest Florida, Grand Villa of Fort Myers is just minutes from the area’s most popular attractions and destinations.

  • Florida Gulf Beaches: Sanibel Island, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach
  • Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center featuring world class performers
  • The Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
  • Abundant Shopping: Bell Tower Shoppes, Gulf Coast Town Center, Coconut Pointe

From ice cream socials, to Bridge, swimming, yoga, Happy Hour and Canasta, there is always something happening at Grand Villa of Fort Myers! On any given day you may choose to participate in:

  • Aquacise
  • Aerobics or Stretch and Flex Classes
  • Walk-Fit Program
  • Billiards
  • Arts and Crafts with expert instruction
  • Wii Bowling
  • Putt Putt Golf

Grand Villa of Fort Myers

(239) 288-0717

1499 S Brandywine Circle Fort Myers, FL 33919

Excursions

Our Lifestyle Program Coordinator plans thoughtful and relative programs including outside activities transported in our comfortable 15-passenger bus or sedan.

We also take regular excursions in and around Fort Myers, whether to take care of errands like shopping and banking, or to spend some time shopping at the many malls and taking in cultural attractions. One thing is always true – there’s never a dull moment!

To learn more about our Happenings and all that we offer at Grand Villa, call us at 239-829-4066 to speak to our friendly staff.

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5 Tips For Spending Time With Alzheimer's Patients

For a caregiver, spending time with their aging loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease can be a heart-wrenching process. Some people consider it too hard and cut down their visits to an absolute minimum. They simply can't stand to watch their loved one's mind fade. Still, spending time with them is vital to their happiness and in the long run, yours. This raises the question - how do you even begin? This isn't like spending time with them before the disease. Free Alzheimer's Support suggests these five approaches to spending time with your aging loved ones.

1. Acceptance. Many people cannot understand the fact that their mother, father, aunt, uncle, etc. may never be the same. Still, that doesn't mean they're gone. While it may be more difficult for a conversation to occur, it's possible. Still, you need to accept the fact that the disease is affecting their mind, behavior, and actions.

2. Daily visits. Alzheimer's disease quickly accelerates. It's not uncommon to see a severe change from one day to the other. This is important to remember and the reason why you should spend at least twenty minutes a day with your parents, and try to make a difference.

3. Photo albums. While their memory is impaired, there is still a side of your aging parents that remember. They just may need a trigger. By showing photographs from years past, you could jog their memory, and bring back happy thoughts.

4. Their favorite media. Bring their favorite music, books, movies, and stories. These stories and tunes will make them travel down memory lane, and this may begin a conversation between the two of you.

5. Bring in the family. While many caregivers are at the forefront of their aging parents' lives, this doesn't mean they have to be the sole bearer of this responsibility. Talk with your family and explain to them the seriousness of the situation and how they should spend time with their loved ones while they can.

Alzheimer's disease and dementia are terrible diseases that can affect one's whole life. Time is now of the essence, so caregivers and family members need to have patience and enjoy the moments left.

For more information, check out Free Alzheimer's support here