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Retirement Center

Retirement Center

The Retirement Center provides personal support built around a full schedule of daily activities for old adults served by Black Hills Works in Rapid City, South Dakota. These supports are designed to respect each person's history, desires, and preferences. We focus on areas such as expanding or preserving personal control, maintaining personal connections and relationships, as well as broadening and strengthening options for leisure time. The intent is to switch from a highly structured program focused on goal-oriented activities to relatively unstructured activities, leaving participation and involvement largely to the individual.

Program components contain a variety of daily activities, including health and sensory awareness, recreation and leisure activities, skill and alertness enhancement, socialization, and individual or group interactions. Some activities include:

  • Pet Therapy/Dog Companionship
  • Creative Cooking Classes
  • Physical Fitness
  • Community: Volunteering Meals on Wheels, Bible Study, Barefoot Dance, Coffee Club, Garage Sales (just to name a few)
  • Gardening
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Table and Card Games
  • Music Appreciation
  • Creative Art