Staying active is the key to a long and healthy life. That’s why The Paragon staff encourages residents to plan daily activities they will enjoy or to join in one of the fun programs planned by our Events Coordinator.
We offer a variety of recreational, educational, social, spiritual and cultural activities. You can discuss current events in the Dogwood Room or take a walk with a friend in our courtyard. You are also welcome to join other residents on regular outings in The Paragon’s 14-passenger bus for trips around town, including programs offered at the nearby Glema Mahr Center for the Arts or Madisonville Community College. A complete list of the monthly activities and outings appears in The Paragon’s newsletter and monthly calendar. Special bulletins may also be posted to remind residents of special events, activities and outings.
The Styling Salon is available to all residents at a competitive rate. Also for the convenience of our residents, the General Store stocks a variety of merchandise including light bulbs, toiletries, snacks and soft drinks which are available for purchase in the activity room.
Classes and Discussion Groups
Coffee & Current Events – Residents meet to discuss news and events.
Devotions – A non-denominational devotion group that meets each week.
Sunday School – Sunday School is held in the Dogwood Room every Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m.
Discussion Group – Lively discussion group using interesting topics to stimulate discussion.
Educational Offerings – Join us for Spanish Class with students from Madisonville North Hopkins High School. Other programs vary from month-to-month. Check the calendar for upcoming seminars.
History Club – Meets the first Monday of each month.
Movie Night – Residents enjoy movies and popcorn after dinner in the Dogwood Room.
Resident Town Meetings – Meets every other month with management to inform residents of new programs or services. An opportunity for residents to ask questions and discuss issues.
In the Know – Quarterly meetings with community partners to keep us “In the know”. Topics include scams, online banking, computer classes, etc.
Health and Exercise Groups
Assisted Living Wellness Checks – Weekly blood pressure and weight recorded for residents by staff.
Movers and Shakers – Group chair exercise (exercise done primarily while seated). This work out was created specifically for The Paragon by a local exercise instructor.
Chair Yoga – Group meets twice monthly with a local Yoga Instructor for chair yoga and breathing techniques.
Chair Massages – Monthly massages provided by a local massage therapist. Join us a few moments of relaxation. Choose between a neck, back, hand massage, or all three!
Step On It Walking Program– Participating residents are provided with a pedometer and track their steps weekly. Each month a “destination” party is planned to celebrate the number of steps walked.
Wii Bowling – Electronic bowling using the Nintendo Wii game system.
Wellness Chats – Quarterly meetings with local physicians and/or healthcare providers to answer questions about wellness topics.
Entertainment and Socializing
Bank Trips, Errands & Shopping – The Paragon bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays to go shopping and run errands around town.
Bingo – Groups gather to play bingo and win prizes.
Birthday Parties – Monthly gatherings in the Dogwood Room for birthday cake to celebrate all who have had birthdays in that month.
Busy Hands Club – Meets in cooler weather around the fireplace to work on personal items such as crochet, knitting, needlework, etc.
Crafts – This group meets monthly to make various types of crafts.
Family Night – Special events that include dinner and entertainment with family and friends.
Fun with Food – Residents cook something yummy together in the Activity Room kitchen.
Game Night- Residents gather and play various board and card games together.
Hopkins County Bookmobile – The bookmobile visits twice monthly – check the calendar for dates and times.
Popcorn, Trivia and Reminiscing monthly.
Enjoy a concert from one of our many talented musicians who frequent The Paragon.
Rummikub – people who enjoy the tile game Rummikub gather and play. Also for folks who would like to learn to play or just observe.