Active Day of New Bedford

Active Day of New Bedford Active Day provides the highest quality personalized care to seniors and adults with special needs through our adult day services. We are the essential part of the care solution.
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For those struggling to function at home, even with support, you won't find a more dedicated, engaging care atmosphere with a more complete set of adult day services. Find out more about how Active Day can provide the missing support link to the people in your care. Please call 877-435-3372 or visit our website at activeday.com!

Operating as usual

Our members had a blast at our ice cream sundae party today! I'll take extra hot fudge please 😋
07/20/2021

Our members had a blast at our ice cream sundae party today! I'll take extra hot fudge please 😋

Celebrating 4th of July at Active Day today! Come make some fireworks with us and enjoy a cheeseburger and hot dog on th...
07/05/2021

Celebrating 4th of July at Active Day today! Come make some fireworks with us and enjoy a cheeseburger and hot dog on the grill!!

07/01/2021

Hey guys! We hope everyone has a great 4th of July weekend! We will be OPEN Monday, July 5th and we will be celebrating with a cookout!! We hope to see everyone there 🎇🎆🎇🎆

We all had so much fun at our luau party today! Thank you everyone for joining us!
06/25/2021

We all had so much fun at our luau party today! Thank you everyone for joining us!

Don't forget our luau party here at Active Day tomorrow! There will be games, music, tropical smoothies, and more! We ca...
06/24/2021

Don't forget our luau party here at Active Day tomorrow! There will be games, music, tropical smoothies, and more! We can't wait to see you

Don't forget our luau party here at Active Day tomorrow! There will be games, music, tropical smoothies, and more! We can't wait to see you

Our cook Steph cheffin' it up & some of our members enjoying a summer cook out! Also wishing our member Mary, celebratin...
06/24/2021

Our cook Steph cheffin' it up & some of our members enjoying a summer cook out! Also wishing our member Mary, celebrating pink day, a speedy recovery!

Happy Monday! Are we ready to tackle this week? Let's make it a fun and positive week. Share a smile 😊
06/07/2021

Happy Monday! Are we ready to tackle this week? Let's make it a fun and positive week. Share a smile 😊

Happy Monday! Are we ready to tackle this week? Let's make it a fun and positive week. Share a smile 😊

There's always something fun going on at our center 😊Check out what our plans for this month are!#activeday #activedaynb...
06/02/2021

There's always something fun going on at our center 😊
Check out what our plans for this month are!
#activeday #activedaynb #newbedford #weareactive #fun #summerfun #june #enjoylife #share

06/02/2021

If you have a little time today take a look at this article from creative forecasting. Let's become more aware!

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Creative Forecasting Editors
SENIOR BULLYING BEHAVIORS

MEAN GIRLS AND BINGO BULLIES
scenario One:
Four residents were seated at a dining table in a skilled nursing center. A
nursing assistant was also seated at the table, and other
team members were in the room assisting residents eating their lunches. One resident
was very
tall. She was watching a tiny resident sitting next to her. The
tiny resident (her nose barely was at table height) was reaching
one of her hands slowly toward the tall resident’s lunch tray.
The tall resident watched out of the corner of her eye, as did
the team members. Just when the tiny resident’s fingertips
touched the tall woman’s ice cream dish, the tall woman
said loudly, “No!” and she swatted away the hand of the tiny
woman. The staff laughed nervously. There was something
about the entire scenario that suggested that it was an episode repeated often with the
tiny resident a helpless target.
Scenario Two During the weekly bingo game in a memory
care center, a new resident came into the activity room and
started to take a seat at an empty table. Another resident,
arriving just behind the first, shouted sharply, “You can’t sit
there! That’s my chair!” Then he said in an exaggerated whisper, loud enough for
anyone to hear, “Box of rocks, he doesn’t
know what he’s doing.”
Perhaps these scenarios sound familiar. Over the past few
years, there has been a great deal of study and scrutiny
devoted to the devastating effects of school-age bullying. Much
less attention has been paid to another group of bullies -
those in senior living communities and care centers. Older
bullying behaviors can vary from verbal intimidation to physical violence. Recreation
andActivity Professionals have responsibility for organized social activities. Resident-toresident aggression often occurs in social settings.

WHAT IS BULLYING?
The definition of a bully from the Merriam-Webster Dictionaryis “a blustering browbeating person; especially one habitually cruel to others who are
weaker.” Robin Bonifas, an assistant professor at Arizona State University School of
Social Work, has researched senior-to-senior bullying. She
describes that bullying for seniors is often an institutional
thing, taking place in senior centers and long term care and
assisted living communities, places where older adults are
“spending a lot of time and need to share resources, whether
it’s chairs or tables or TV stations or staff attention.”
Reports show that one in five seniors falls prey to physical or
verbal abuse. Those who bullied when they were young often
continue this behavior in their later years.
Joe Mannetti, an anti-bullying blogger, public speaker, and
LGBT activist, describes, too, that peer-to-peer bullying within
senior social circles is reported to be quite prevalent and
that it is most common among seniors who participate in
regular group activities or who live in assisted or senior living
communities. He found that the bullying often takes the form
of negative gossip, public snubbing, exclusion from social
gatherings, or cruel treatment from other seniors. Individuals
in these settings may also keep the fact that they are being
bullied to themselves.

WHY SENIORS BULLY
As researchers study senior bullying behaviors, they have
found that fear can be one reason for bullying. Renee
Garfinkel, a psychologist who specializes in aging issues,
says that bullying is not a function of aging but is a human
phenomenon of the strong picking on the weak. Garfinkel
says that there is a tendency for people to become more
uniquely themselves as they age. “Chances are, if you were
kind of a nasty, selfish person throughout your adulthood,
you’re probably not going to be the benign grandma type
when you’re old.”
According to Garfinkel, “Evidence is mounting that points to
the fact that while we grow older, we don’t necessarily ‘grow
up’. The cattiness and aggressive tendencies of our youth
are not automatically erased as the years accumulate. In
fact, there comes a point where the years begin to pile on a
host of problems that may cause an elder to revert to more
childish behavior like bullying. Physical pain, disease, loneliness, fear, and vulnerabilityare all common symptoms of
aging that can cause an elder to lash out at their peers.”
Mannetti offers additional insights on senior bullying. “There
are other factors to consider with senior bullying. The agespecific issues connected to
bullying in regards to seniors
can include behaviors displayed by seniors suffering from
dementia. They are more prone to become confused and
may act aggressively because they feel threatened and disoriented. The attitudes
toward aging can also be a factor.
Seniors who do not feel secure or safe with aging may become disorderly and
antagonistic toward others as a defense mechanism in response to a loss of rights,
freedom,
and a sense of value in their world. In those instances, the
behaviors displayed may reveal more of a response to feeling bullied and powerless
than the senior actually being a
bully toward others.”

WHAT WE CAN DO TO COMBAT BULLYING
If we consider the two scenarios given at the beginning of
this article, similar situations are likely to be repeated in
senior communities on a daily basis. Activity and Recreation
Professionals can play an important role in raising team members’ and residents’
awareness regarding bullying. Garfinkel says that just as with bullying among any other
age group, the best way to prevent it is intervention. “Thirdparty bystanders are part of
the problem,” she says. “If people
see these behaviors, they should get involved and speak up
the same way they would if they saw it at a bus stop. Sometimes, people aren’t sure
what to do because the bully might
be impaired, not functioning on all cylinders.”
Some excellent advice on what to do about bullying behaviors is given by nurse
educator, Linda K. Schumaker, with
the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition. Here
are practical actions when encountering a situation:
- Speak up calmly and with authority
- Call the individual by name
- Make your opinion clear but without any aggression
- Listen and express respect for his or her opinion
- Maintain eye contact
- Seek true understanding of the individual’s insecurities

Schumaker’s additional reminders are also important.
- Attempt to ensure the person doesn’t derive power from
the interaction
- Ignoring the individual can at times be helpful
- Being “cranky” is not being a bully
- Our interactions may affect behaviors.
- Problem behaviors may be “maladaptive attempts” to meet
one’s needs.
- Behaviors have meaning!
It is important to remember that negative behaviors that seniors may display are not
necessarily bullying. Chronic pain,
lack of sleep, and depression can cause anyone to have a
bad day. Experts advise that if bullying behaviors continue,
an assessment should be conducted in order to determine if
there is a medical condition and/or prescription medication
triggering the aggressive or inappropriate behavior. Senior
living communities should have a protocol to address these
types of situations. If nothing is done to address it, bullying
behavior will likely grow worse and could become violent.
Communities that are proactive regarding social bullying often require residents to sign
a code of conduct to treat their
fellow peers with civility and respect.
The code of conduct
might be developed to support the following:
- Prohibit obscene language, name calling, or gossiping
- Let everyone know that bullying will not be tolerated
- Spell out what type of steps team members will take if a
resident does not change the aggressive behavior.

Have a beautiful day!
06/02/2021

Have a beautiful day!

Have a beautiful day!

"Even a little bit of activity is better than nothing"There are so many benefits in exercising and staying active. That ...
05/19/2021
The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise - HelpGuide.org

"Even a little bit of activity is better than nothing"

There are so many benefits in exercising and staying active. That is why here at Active Day we encourage and provide exercise for our members every day.
#weareactive #activedaynb #newbedford #move #encourage #health

From depression and anxiety to stress and ADHD, exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Learn how to get started.

Good morning! 😊Take a look at today's chronicle ⬇
05/19/2021

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05/11/2021

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We want to thank all Active Day nurses and all nurses in general who make a difference each and every day. Thank you for...
05/06/2021

We want to thank all Active Day nurses and all nurses in general who make a difference each and every day. Thank you for going the extra mile. It takes a lot of dedication and a big heart to be a nurse. We appreciate all of you and are grateful for your hard work. ❤️ #activeday #activedaynb #newbedford #nursesweek #thankyou

We want to thank all Active Day nurses and all nurses in general who make a difference each and every day. Thank you for going the extra mile. It takes a lot of dedication and a big heart to be a nurse. We appreciate all of you and are grateful for your hard work. ❤️ #activeday #activedaynb #newbedford #nursesweek #thankyou

#Activeday #weareactive #newbedford #celebrate
05/05/2021

#Activeday #weareactive #newbedford #celebrate

#Activeday #weareactive #newbedford #celebrate

Take a look at what is going on at our center this month!#weareactive #activeday #newbedford #staymoving #funtimes
05/04/2021

Take a look at what is going on at our center this month!
#weareactive #activeday #newbedford #staymoving #funtimes

Friday!! We know one of the reasons our members love Fridays is because here Fridays mean BINGO! 🥳
04/16/2021

Friday!!
We know one of the reasons our members love Fridays is because here Fridays mean BINGO! 🥳

Friday!!
We know one of the reasons our members love Fridays is because here Fridays mean BINGO! 🥳

04/07/2021

Happy Wednesday!
Shout out to all our members still at home. We hope you are all staying healthy and safe 😊
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We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! 🐰
04/05/2021

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! 🐰

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! 🐰

Who is excited for Easter!?? Our members sure are 🎉🐰
04/02/2021

Who is excited for Easter!??
Our members sure are 🎉🐰

New month! Check out what our month will be looking like ⬇#weareactive #activeday #newbedford #april #staybusy
04/01/2021

New month!
Check out what our month will be looking like ⬇
#weareactive #activeday #newbedford #april #staybusy

Good morning everyone! We hope you are all having a wonderful week 😁
03/31/2021

Good morning everyone! We hope you are all having a wonderful week 😁

Good morning everyone! We hope you are all having a wonderful week 😁

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03/26/2021

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03/25/2021

Celebrate Anything Day – This is the day to celebrate anything you wish! If you could make up a holiday, what would it be? Perhaps Stay Home from Work Day or Hairdo Redo Day or Read a Real Book Day. Come up with some ideas & share ⬇ 😁

Good morning 😁
03/24/2021

Good morning 😁

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Be positive 😊Have a wonderful day everyone
03/23/2021

Be positive 😊
Have a wonderful day everyone

Be positive 😊
Have a wonderful day everyone

Good morning everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 😊
03/22/2021

Good morning everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 😊

Good morning everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 😊

03/10/2021

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Good morning! We hope everyone has a wonderful day 🙂
03/10/2021

Good morning! We hope everyone has a wonderful day 🙂

Good morning! We hope everyone has a wonderful day 🙂

03/09/2021
Happy international women's day!
03/08/2021

Happy international women's day!

Happy international women's day!

Today is employee appreciation day & we would like to take some time to give a shout out to each and every member of our...
03/05/2021

Today is employee appreciation day & we would like to take some time to give a shout out to each and every member of our team for everything they do. Together they make Active Day what it is & make our center a place our members look forward to come to. Thank you for the hard work ❤️.
#activeday #newbedford #employeeappreciationday #weareactive #Teamwork #together

Today is employee appreciation day & we would like to take some time to give a shout out to each and every member of our team for everything they do. Together they make Active Day what it is & make our center a place our members look forward to come to. Thank you for the hard work ❤️.
#activeday #newbedford #employeeappreciationday #weareactive #Teamwork #together

Happy Friday everyone!Here is a quick read for today 😊
03/05/2021

Happy Friday everyone!
Here is a quick read for today 😊

Happy Friday everyone!
Here is a quick read for today 😊

Check out what our month looks like! #weareactive #activeday #newbedford #march #fun #share
03/04/2021

Check out what our month looks like!
#weareactive #activeday #newbedford #march #fun #share

Good morning everyone!
03/02/2021

Good morning everyone!

Good morning everyone!

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107 Welby Road
New Bedford, MA
02745

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:00
Saturday 07:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:30 - 15:30

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(508) 998-8100

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From all of us at Gateways Community Services, especially our Adult Day Service Program, Happy Birthday, Irene!! at Active Day of New Bedford!
Shirley keep my dad in prayer he going for open heart surgery on monday