Social and Recreational Activities.
One of our residents turns 100!
And we had a party!
One of our volunteer award winners Frank Vigilanese
A lovely harp performance for our residents
The residents have fun watching Dennis Thornberry, aka Elvis, put on a show!
Musician Skip Moore plays music for our residents!
Our Cripple Creek Adventure to Heritage Square!
Some of our residents enjoying Heritage Square in Cripple Creek!
Having a lunch outdoors and soaking up some sun
Gathering donations for animals in the shelter
Some of our residents taking the donations to Teller County Regional Animal Shelter
And making some new friends along the way!
The resident's lend a helping hand with the new spa mural
The residents enjoying a beautiful sunny day at the Fossil Beds.
The Monument Creek Cankicker Band came and shared their musical talents.
Our staff participating in the Alzheimer's Walk.
Skip Moore shares his talents with the residents once again.
We have the wonderful honor of announcing that we have been voted one of America's Best Nursing Homes!
At Forest Ridge we want to ensure each resident and/or guest has a fulfilling journey during their stay. Our trained experts have put an emphasis on creating a diverse range of multi-sensory activities to enjoy. Our dynamic array of programs provide opportunities for active and passive participation in a group, one-on-one, individual, and/or family setting. By promoting and engaging in the residents’ personal talents, interests, abilities, and needs our goal is to:
- Get active and moving
- Stimulate the senses
- Expand knowledge
- Reduce stress
- Provide comfort
- Give support
- Build relationships
- Have fun & stay sharp!
Call or email us today to learn more, or follow us here for a look at what Forest Ridge is up to next!
We have a monthly Resident Council meeting where residents are able to meet on a regular basis to discuss concerns, develop and present suggestions on improving services or resolving differences in the facility.
We also have a monthly Food Committee meeting where residents are able to meet on a regular basis to discuss and contribute to the dietary options available at the facility and voice options they would like to see.
We love displaying and promoting our local artist. We welcome the community to come in and view the artist work and or make a purchase while you are there. All of their work is for sale. All proceeds go to the artist, not to Forest Ridge, so please support your local artist.
I am a local artist currently based here in Woodland Park and a member of the Mountain Artists Art Association. By hosting the much loved Mountain Arts Festival every August, we provide scholarships to local high school students and recent grads to aide in artistic studies. This will be the 35th year of the festival to be held at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, August 1st and 2nd . We also host an indoor Holiday Art Festival the Saturday after Thanksgiving with plenty of one of a kind Christmas gifts. In addition, you will find my art at the Arati Gallery in Old Colorado Springs, 2425 West Colorado Avenue.
If you are not familiar with the Annual Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, come and see my display of art there this September 18, 19, 20, 2020. This event is in its 42nd year and is a real treat.
I have been involved in art for as long as I can remember and was fortunate to have a career as designer of Christmas decorations for Rene D. Lyon Company out of San Diego. Importing manufactured product produced from my designs out of Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong. With the production capacity of the Orient, it is fun to know that thousands of my ornaments accent trees across America, while hundreds of my paintings accent homes bringing a little bit of joy.
In 1980 I began working in computer graphics, long before the days of personal computers or Apple products, serving as creative directive for several decades in video, animation, multi-media, web-design, publications, and exhibit design In December, 2016 my wife and I retired to Colorado Springs, Colorado where the landscapes, seasons, and wildlife provide endless inspiration. I have been enriched by membership and participation in multiple artist groups in Colorado. Studio painting is my passion, with a focus on wildlife, landscapes, and western art. Plein air painting has become a way for me to expand my creativity, meet many artists, and explore new techniques in order to render a subject.
Musical Events for February!
Skip Moore is performing at 2:30 pm on February 13th
Guitar Players Warren and Monica at 2:30 pm on February 20th
Church Service every Sunday with Praise songs at 10:30 am
Bingo Afternoon every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00 pm
Bible Readings every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am
Exercise with Billie every Friday at 10:00 am
We have so many amazing activities every week here at Forest Ridge. Please feel free to stop by the front desk for an activities schedule to get involved!