Articles tagged with: aging


September Community Events

9/1 Friday

  • 8am - Poker Walk (Lower Commons)
  • 10am - Gavel Club (Aspen Room)
  • 10:15am - Mediation Practice (Theatre)
  • 10:15am - Line Dancing with Janece (Rimrock Room)
  • 1:30pm - Bingo (Rimrock Room)
  • 3pm - Movie Night "Gifted" (Theatre)
  • 7pm - Movie Night "Gifted" (Theatre)

 9/2 Saturday

  • 1pm - Wizard Tourney (Aspen Room)

9/3 Sunday

  • 2pm - Matinee "Mame" (Theatre)
  • 5pm - Wii Bowling (Rimrock Room)

9/4 Monday Labor Day

  • 1pm - Single Deck Pinochle (Game Room)
  • 1pm - Safeway Shopping
  • 2pm - Line Dancing with Janece (Rimrock Room)
  • 3pm - Trick Kite Flying (Robbinsdale Park)
  • 4pm - Golf Tournament (Executive Golf Course)

9/5 Tuesday

  • 1pm - Texas Hold Em (Game Room)
  • 1pm - Mah Jongg (Aspen Room)
  • 1:30pm - Croquet Tournament (South Lawn)
  • 2:30pm - Trinity Lutheran Communion Service (Health Care Activities Room)
  • 3pm - Foundation Kick Off (Theatre)
  • 7pm - Cribbage Tourney (Game Room)

9/6 Wednesday

  • 9am - Pool Tournament (Game Room)
  • 1pm - Painter's Group (Ponderosa Room)
  • 2:30pm - Catholic Communion Service (Aspen Room)
  • 3pm - Informational Program: "The Richest Man in Town" (Theatre)
  • 4:30pm - Mini-Concert, "Plender and Forever" (Upper Commons)
  • 6:30pm - Wii Bowling (Rimrock Room)
  • 7pm - Bridge Tourney (Aspen Room)

9/7 Thursday

  • Football Kick-Off Jeans Day!
  • 9am - Mt. Plains Audiology Clinic (WHV Clinic)
  • 10am - Deadwood Trip (The Lodge)
  • 2pm - Christian Conversations (Aspen Room)
  • 3pm - Cooking Demo (Theatre)
  • 7pm - Wii Bowling (Rimrock Room)

9/8 Friday

  • 8am - Swim Meet (Swimming Pool)
  • 10am - WHV Gavel Club (Aspen Room)
  • 10:15am - Meditation Practice (Theatre)
  • 10:15am - Line Dancing with Janece (Rimrock Room)
  • 1:30pm - Bingo (Game Room)
  • 3pm - Friday Movie "Passengers" (Theatre)
  • 7pm - Friday Movie "Passengers" (Theatre)

9/9 Saturday

  • 9:30am - Disk Golf (Rapid City)
  • 1pm - "Wizard" (Aspen Room)

9/10 Sunday

  • National Grandparents Day
  • 9am - Hike-in-the-Hills "Mickelson Trail" (Mystic Trailhead)
  • 2pm - Matinee "My Old Lady" (Theatre)
  • 5pm - Wii Bowling (Rimrock Room)

9/11 Monday

  • Patriot Day
  • 1pm - Walmart Shopping (Walmart)
  • 2pm - Line Dancing with Janece (Rimrock Room)
  • 3pm - Crystal Singing Bowl Demonstration (Theatre)
  • 6:45pm - RCCA Dave Osborne (Civic Center)
  • 7:15pm - Village Voices (Theatre)

9/12 Tuesday

  • 9am - Greeting Card Recycling
  • 9:30am - Summer Excursion "Pathways Spiritual Sanctuary" (Black Hills)
  • 1pm - Texas Hold Em' (Game Room)
  • 1pm - Mah Jongg Tourney (Aspen Room)
  • 2:30pm Great Courses "The American Mind" (Theatre)
  • 7pm - Hand & Foot (Aspen Room)
  • 7pm - Poker Tourney (Game Room)

9/13 Wednesday

  • 9:30am - Resident Council Meeting (Aspen)
  • 11am - Out to Lunch "Sylvan Lake Lodge" (Custer State Park)
  • 1pm - Painter's Group (Ponderosa Room)
  • 1:15pm - Catholic Study Group (Aspen)
  • 3pm - Informational Program "Legacy Planning" (Theatre)
  • 6:30pm - Wii Bowling (Rimrock Room)

9/14 Thursday

  • 9:15am - Unused/Outdated Prescription Pill Pickup (Upper Commons)
  • 9:15am - Lions Club Unwanted Eyeglass/Hearing Aid Pickup (Upper Commons)
  • 10:15am - Putting Tourney (Putting Green)
  • 4:30pm - Water Volleyball (Swimming Pool)






Music and Memory

Music and Memory

Dementia can feel like a roller coaster ride. There are high peaks and low points, nervous feelings about what could be ahead and even sometimes having the urge to scream. Over five million Americans suffer from dementia daily. Some common symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, confusion, short attention span, lack of motivation, and depression.

Westhills Health Care has recently undergone certification to begin our Music and Memory Program. Music and Memory is a non-profit organization that uses music therapy to stimulate the minds of those trapped in the confines of dementia. The organization’s mission is to provide access to music and to educate communities about music therapy and the benefits it can have. The hope is to give personalized therapeutic music to improve standard of living and care within the health care industry.

iPods are being prepared for residents to listen to music that they love. Westhills is eager to see the results from integrating this program within our Health Care Community. There have been some amazing benefits with participants of this program. We are hoping to unlock closed minds by introducing music to our residents.

To learn more about this program check out the links below.

Music and Memory Website:
Alive Inside Documentary:


When is the Right Time?

When is the Right Time?

Clients often ask me the question of when is the right time is to join our deferred waiting list. My advice is always that if Westhills Village is even a possibility at any point in the future, there is no such thing as joining too soon. For one deposit, you can join the waiting list for multiple sizes and types of units. If your name comes up and you aren't ready to make the move, you can decline without losing your place on the list. The deposit is also 100% refundable at any time if you change your mind.

We currently have a waiting list on most sizes of apartments and Villas, with the exception usually being one-bedroom units. In addition, future residents may have special preferences when it comes to location. Joining the waiting list early helps to give you the most opportunities to find the perfect Apartment or Villa.

I would also invite you to come and tour Westhills Village if it's been awhile since you've been here. With the completion of our building project, we have so many wonderful new additions like our swimming pool, fitness center, theater and game room. Retirement living has never been better at Westhills Village and we would be delighted to show you around. Also, as a member of our deferred waiting list, you are granted full access to our wellness facilities, programs and activities.
If you don't know where to begin to think about retirement, we invite you to come and begin the conversation with us.

We realize you have a choice in retirement living and we would love to be part of your planning process.

Thanks for reading!

Connie Forstner