The Neville Center at Fresh Pond

(617) 497-0600
Neville Center at Fresh Pond
640 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138


Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Recreation - the neville center at fresh pondThe Neville Center’s Recreation Therapy team provides therapeutic recreation activities that meet each resident’s social, cognitive, physical, and spiritual needs. Therapeutic Recreation activities encourage residents into trying new things, creating new friendships, decreasing social isolation, and participating in their community. One crucial way our team determines each individual resident’s goals is by completing an assessment upon admission. Our team interviews each resident, discussing what their interests are, their daily routine at home, the role of family and friends, and their spiritual affiliation. The reason we ask about our residents’ daily routine at home is so we can try to maintain that same routine throughout their stay. We have found that by taking this element of their personal life into consideration, many residents have an easier time adjusting to their new environment at Neville Center.

Our recreation programs and activities are synthesized from our residents themselves through the forum of Resident Council which meets weekly. Here is a list of some of the recreation programs and activities we offer:

Social Activities

  • Wine & Cheese Tasting
  • High Tea Service
  • Coffee Talk
  • Pizza Parties
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Birthday Parties
  • Fresh Fruit Festival
  • Music Concerts

Cognitive Activities

  • Bingo
  • Current Events
  • Trivia Time
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Poetry Hour
  • Resident Council

Physical Well Being Activities

  • Exercise Class
  • Yoga Class
  • Hair Salon Services
  • Manicure Services
  • Music Therapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Garden Club

Spiritual Activities

  • Catholic Mass
  • Communion Service
  • Communion Visits
  • Christian Prayer Service
  • Rabbi Visits
  • Chaplin Visits
  • Priest Visits

About Us

The Neville Center at Fresh Pond  is a skilled nursing facility with over 240 years of experience providing the highest quality care to residents of the greater Boston and Cambridge  areas and beyond.


(617) 497-0600
Neville Center at Fresh Pond
640 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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