Category: Out and About

May 7, 2018

State Award Winners

Our community is ecstatic to share that several members of our Rockland Place team were winners at this year’s Delaware Healthcare Facilities Associations 18th annual long term care “All Star Award” program. These awards are an honor as they are based on the entire State of Delaware and reflect those individuals whose talent, passion, dedication and […]

January 18, 2018

Cards for Danny

The story of Danny, a 9-year old boy who is currently battling his second bout with a rare and very aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma caught our hearts. He also caught the heart of a local University of Delaware police officer, Corporal Bill Wentz Cpl. This police officer was asking for people to send Danny letters, coloring books - […]

January 8, 2018

A Day at the Museum

We recently went on an outing to our local Brandywine River Museum. Often called the "Wyeth Museum" for its extensive collection of works by the internationally acclaimed Wyeth family - grandfather N.C., father Andrew and son Jamie - the Brandywine River Museum is housed in a converted 19th-century grist mill on the banks of the Brandywine […]

November 15, 2017

Butterfly Atrium Outing

We recently went on an adventure to a Butterfly Atrium located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The year ‘round butterfly experience offers a truly spectacular experience. Walk among 500 - 600 butterflies from around the world in a tropical setting that features colorful plants and a soothing water feature. Only one of 25 indoor, tropical butterfly atriums in […]

October 23, 2017

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Team Rockland Place

This past weekend, Team Rockland Place participated in the 3.1 mile walk that took place at the Wilmington Riverfront. The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We could not have had more perfect weather for this outdoor walk and […]

October 16, 2017

2017 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s

It's that time of year again for TEAM ROCKLAND PLACE to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. This year’s fundraising 3.1 mile walk will take place on Saturday, October 21st at 9:30am at the Wilmington Riverfront. The Alzheimer’s Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, […]

September 5, 2017

The Mummers Strut

We recently went on an adventure to the Mummer’s Museum in Philadelphia. The Mummers Museum opened in 1976 as part of Philadelphia’s celebration of America’s Bicentennial. The Museum is dedicated to celebrating the tradition of Mummery in Philadelphia. Inside are costumes, oral histories, video and audio archives and even an exhibit to teach anyone how to “strut.” During the […]

July 31, 2017

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame!

We recently went on an adventure to our local Delaware Sports Hall of Fame! The mission of the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame is to celebrate the history, preserve the legacy, and honor the heroes of sports within Delaware and those who have brought recognition to Delaware by their accomplishments elsewhere. The membership strives […]

July 11, 2017

Delaware Park Fun!

Our Rockland Place community recently went on an adventure to Delaware Park! Delaware Park is a multi-faceted gaming facility offering guests many options for an enjoyable visit. Among the exciting offerings: live seasonal Thoroughbred racing, year-round simulcasting from around the globe, live table games, nearly 2300 exciting slot machines on two spacious levels, pro football sports parlay […]

May 1, 2017

A Day at the Aquarium

We recently went on an extraordinary outing to the Camden Adventure Aquarium with our residents whom have memory concerns. This trip not only allowed us to get out and about for a day of fun, but it also provided a sensory approach as we were able to enjoy the fish swimming in their tanks, watch as penguins pranced […]

March 9, 2017

Famous Dave’s Lunch Outing

Who doesn’t enjoy going out for a bite to eat? We recently ventured to our local Famous Dave’s restaurant which is known for their BBQ cuisine. Everyone was all smiles as they enjoyed the delicious food, thirst quenching drinks and amazing conversation! We are already looking forward to our next adventure! Our monthly calendar not […]

February 20, 2017

Vice President Joe Biden!

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. This month, resident Mary S. had the opportunity to have her photo taken with the former Vice President Joe Biden, a […]

October 17, 2016

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Team Rockland Place

This past weekend, Team Rockland Place participated in the 2 mile walk that took place at the Wilmington Riverfront. The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We could not have had more perfect weather for this outdoor walk and there […]

October 7, 2016

Linvilla Orchards Adventure

We couldn't think of a more perfect way to celebrate the start of fall then by visiting a farmers market and orchard that has delicious goodies, hayrides, and pumpkin picking. Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. Linvilla Orchards Farmers Market provides customers with fresh produce, baked goods and gourmet specialties throughout the year. They […]

September 26, 2016

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

It's that time of year again for TEAM ROCKLAND PLACE to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. This year’s fundraising 2 mile walk will take place on Saturday, October 15th at 9am at the Wilmington Riverfront. The Alzheimer’s Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for […]

September 23, 2016

Chaddsford Winery

We recently went on an adventure to the Chaddsford Winery. With a tradition dating back to 1982 and an annual production of over 30,000 cases of wine, Chaddsford Winery is among the oldest, largest, and most acclaimed wineries in Pennsylvania. At their beautiful Brandywine Valley winery, their goal is simple: craft approachable, food-friendly wines for every […]

July 25, 2016

Delaware Museum of Natural History

We recently took our Pathways residents to visit our local Delaware Museum of Natural History. The museum welcomes visitors to explore far away jungles and seas as well as the Delmarva habitats found near our own backyard. In addition to several special exhibits on national tour each year, highlights on permanent displays include: Dinosaur Gallery, Hall of Birds, […]

April 26, 2016

Carousel Park Adventure!

We recently went on an adventure with our Pathways residents to our local Carousel Park. The Carousel Park and Equestrian Center facility is located on 217 acres of New Castle County parkland. This is especially meaningful as these residents are experiencing memory loss, so a stimulating sensory experience is ideal. The outing started off perfectly with sunny […]

March 8, 2016

Mmm Mmm Good!

Who doesn’t enjoy going out for a nice meal?!? On a weekly basis we explore our local eateries and sample what our Delaware region has to offer. From something as simple as Burgers and Milkshakes to something more elegant such as Filet and Garlic Mashed Potatoes. During meals it gives us an opportunity to sit […]

October 23, 2015

Fall has arrived!

Is there a more perfect way to jump into fall than to visit a farmers market that has delicious goodies, hayrides, and pumpkin picking? As we embrace the autumn season we recently took an adventure to our local Linvilla Orchards. Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. On the perfect fall […]

October 9, 2015

Rockland Rehoboth Beach Trip

Rockland residents sure love sun and fun! Our annual bus trip to Rehoboth Beach has become quite the adventure with specific stops along the Boardwalk and Rehoboth Avenue to pick up our favorite seaside treats. Hurricane Joaquin tried to put a damper on our trip, but by delaying the journey by one week we were guaranteed sunny skies and a beautiful surf that reflected the suns […]

October 8, 2015

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame!

As part of our History of Sports program, we planned an outing to our local Delaware Sports Museum. The mission of the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame is to celebrate the history, preserve the legacy, and honor the heroes of sports within Delaware and those who have brought recognition to Delaware by their accomplishments elsewhere. […]

September 9, 2015

Veterans Revisit Military Memories at Dover’s Air Mobility Command Museum

The 70th anniversary of D-Day provided a fitting backdrop for a recent visit by a group of World War II veterans to Dover’s Air Mobility Command Museum, the nation’s only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history. The veterans, part of a group of nearly a dozen residents from Wilmington’s Rockland Place, represented several […]