Memory Care Activities

To help those residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia to better respond to their environment, we stimulate their senses through the frequent use of specific cues and objects. This Sensory Stimulation facilitates an increased capacity for reorganizing or utilizing existing brain processes.

Exercise and fitness

Activities provide residents opportunities to increase and/or maintain flexibility and mobility through fun options including "sittercise," "positive moves" and the just plain fun of moving to music.

A board certified music therapist who specializes in motivating positive interactions engages residents with music. Because music has proved such an effective way to engage residents we also have:

Sing-along Café

Where residents get to enjoy the music from the 20s through the 50s. Lyrics are typed in a large font that helps everyone join in and sing the music of their lives. Also extremely popular are our  intergenerational sing-alongs  with the campus daycare students and special  karaoke events 

Expressive Arts

 A creative program that helps to bring out the artist in our residents. The instructor uses different forms of art such as visual arts, music, movement, writing, poem-making and expressive puppetry. This is also a group shared with our pines children on a monthly basis.

Pet therapy

 Provided by certified volunteers and professional groups offers stimulating and comforting interactions filed with joy between residents and pets.

Spiritual activities

 Catering to various denominations are regularly available and Pines of Sarasota has an in-house Chaplain who, upon request, visits and counsels residents.

Special Events & Parties


Special events and parties are well attended and enjoyed by residents of Pines of Sarasota. Various local professional entertainers routinely visit our campus providing musical performances ranging from jazz to country to classical. The residents especially enjoy "Full Moon" and "Red Hat, Plaid Shirt” parties.