Here at Lakewood Reserve we decided to shake things up and go against the norm.
Juniper spirit week offered a chance to have some fun and let the residents & staff dress in fun costumes Monday- Friday. We also used it to encourage some friendly competition amongst residents and staff- whom could go all out! Letting loose at work is not just fun; it can also be a good thing for the operation of the business. In a study published by Penn State University, researchers found that fun in the workplace increases employee retention and can increase sales. The residents really enjoyed the wacky outfits and each day voted for the best dressed. Each day had its specific theme:
Monday- Crazy hair day
Tuesday- Juniper berries (purple people)
Wednesday- Mismatch day
Thursday- Twin day
The challenge in planning “spirit week” activities lied in planning activities that are fun, but that also encourage a sense of community. Staff and residents definitely had a good time and look forward to the next!