Creating Fun and Memories through Action and Entertainment
A trip out to the K to see the Kansas City Royals in action is always a good time, but the special events planned out at ballpark certainly elevate the viewing of the local team to a whole new level. During the month of August, KC Royals fans can celebrate home team pride with an additional twist of fun and entertainment. In addition to the regular GordoNation Thursday night games celebrating Golden Glove winner Alex Gordon, fans can also take in a game dressed as their favorite Star Wars character, attend a game with 6,000+ Nebraska Husker or KU Jayhawk fans, or enjoy a classic car show in Lot A prior to heading into the stadium.
August Special Events Royals Home Schedule
- Saturday, August 8, vs. the Chicago White Socks at 6:10 p.m. – Nebraska Husker Night (University Days at the K)
- Sunday, August 9, vs. the Chicago White Socks at 1:10 p.m. – Star Wars Day at the K
- Sunday, August 16, vs. the Anaheim Angels at 1:10 p.m. – Cruise to the K
- Sunday, August 16, vs. the Anaheim Angels at 7:08 p.m. – Kansas University Night (University Days at the K)
More than Taking in a Game
The growing number of special events nights scheduled at the K are evidence of how much fun these games can be. At the same time, the game and accompanied activities are a good reminder about the importance of incorporating an element of play into regular life. It’s easy to enjoy the excitement of a Royals baseball game, but a game where one attends dressed in a Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader costume or wearing the shirt of a college alma mater takes the event to a whole new level. What started as a sporadic event at the stadium now extends throughout the regular season, evidence that many people still look for excuses to reawaken and relive the memories of their formative years.
Adding in an Element of Discovery and Play
At SeniorCare Homes, we also look to incorporate an element of discovery and activity into the daily activities of the Memory Homes. With this in mind, SeniorCare Homes employs a dedicated Activities Director to create fun and meaningful activities for our residents living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. Each activity helps promote independence and generate feelings of fulfillment for each resident. Inspiration for these activities often occurs from the events going on around us, such as the current baseball season. An afternoon baseball game might inspire our evening menu of grilled hot dogs, a trip to the local ice cream parlor, or a spontaneous game of catch in the enclosed yard.
Favorite Activities at SeniorCare Memory Homes
- Daily movement through stretching and supervised activity on home exercise machines and the Wii
- Games of golf putting, catch, basketball and ping pong to promote hand-eye coordination
- Gardening and trips to the local farmer’s market
- Cooking favorite recipes
- Watching in-house entertainment on Roku and Netflix
- Taking part in manicures, back rubs, pedicures and hair styling
- Participating in memory-enhancement activities and games
- Going on outings in the Johnson County area
SeniorCare Homes in Overland Park and Leawood, Kansas, offer the most comfortable and stable assisted living environment to seniors with dementia, memory loss, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Phone (913) 236-0036 to learn more about neighborhood living for the memory impaired.