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Join in the fun!

Our Recreation department is responsible to help each individual develop positive leisure attitudes by offering innovative programs and therapeutic activities which not only adds years to life, but also adds life to years. Our activities and events are scheduled for patients 7 days a week. Our activity and day rooms are located on each unit where patients can gather to watch television, play board/card games, have social gatherings, or other events.

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We've included photos from our past events for your viewing.

Structured group activities are offered daily to help meet the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of patients residing in the center.

With several hours per day of leisure time (free time) to fill as they choose, recreation becomes a very vital part of each patient's day. The recreation department strives to offer exciting, therapeutic activities daily, which can be enjoyed in a group situation or on an individual basis. These events are planned to meet the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of all patients while also providing an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment.

We invite everyone to join in these regular events:

  • bingo
  • games
  • music performances
  • refreshment socials
  • reminiscence groups
  • craft classes
  • bookmobile
  • exercise class
  • cooking class
  • gardening
In-Room Recreation Program

Our Recreation Department strives to meet the recreation interests and needs of all patients residing in our center. We take a special interest in those patients who are unable to participate in group situations due to ambulating problems, physical, or mental limitations.

Independent activity boxes, which house many materials and supplies for patients to engage in independent activities of choice, are available on each station.

The In-Room Activity Program allows patients to participate in recreational activities such as:

  • grooming assistance
  • music therapy
  • reading
  • artwork
  • reminiscing

Special Events

Holidays such as Valentines, July 4th, Halloween, and Christmas are celebrated at our center with decorations and reminders, which bring color and excitement into the lives of the patients and staff alike.

We host multitude of holiday and other special events. These events are usually held in our Dining Room or Community Room. Our private dining room and larger community room are available for patients to reserve for private birthday parties or other family gatherings at our center.

Monthly Birthday honorees celebrate with cake, ice cream, or other special refreshments and the singing of Happy Birthday. We also have party games to help make birthdays special. Each patient's birthday is also acknowledged on their day with a special certificate and the staff singing Happy Birthday especially to them.

Our recreation staff is also active in coordinating other special occasions that patients and partners actively participate in regularly. Our medically able patients are encouraged to attend outside events with family and friends at leisure. We also schedule group outings during the summer months.

Alzheimer's Support Group held monthly
Please join us to learn more about caring for those with Alzheimer's. Light meal will be provided. Open session. Contact Dena Wilt with any questions at 660-385-5797.

Resident Council held monthly
We invite residents' family members to these meetings, held the first Thursday of every month. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Richardson, Administrator or Beth Watts, Activity Director.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are proud of the outstanding contributions of our volunteers from our community focusing on the individual needs of our patients. Learn more about being a volunteer.

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Macon HealthCare Center  ·  29612 Kellogg Avenue  ·  Macon, MO   63552  ·  P: (660) 385-5797  ·  F: (660) 385-5814


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