The Department of Recreation at Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is devoted to meeting the leisure needs of our diversified resident population including physical, social, creative and spiritual needs. Our programs focus on the strengths of each of our residents.


The Department provides 7 day a week  programs which include both on and off unit programs.  Our on unit programs include music, cooking, bingo, exercise and trivia to name a few.  The off unit programs include Happy Hour, Religious programs, Zumba, Ceramics, Mens' Club, Ladies' Club and Sewing. They are an opportunity for our residents to meet in our beautiful atrium.  Many friendships are developed through attending programs.


Our specialty dementia programs offer opportunities to bring back past leisure lifestyles.  Our "Moving Memories" program offers dance and movement as a forum of expression for the residents.  Special events are always enjoyed by those who attend.  These programs include  musical entertainment, Holiday parties, cooking demonstrations and educational programs.  We offer specialty luncheons including Pizza Bingo and Chinese New Year Luncheons.  Nice weather allows BBQ meals on the patio;  a wonderful area to sit and enjoy the breeze.


Clove Lakes Dietary Department offers a monthly restaurant style dinner program where families and residents enjoy a four course meal served in the most elegant atmosphere.  The Recreation department provides regular outings to the community to enjoy meals in favorite restaurants, shopping, ball games, visits to the Jersey shore and movies.


Clove Lakes has an intergenerational program with neighboring P.S 54 and residents enjoy an adopt a grandparent relationship with the 5th grade class. Wonderful and lasting friendships are developed in this program.  Neighboring schools also visit to put on performances.  The Julliard School of Music has performed for our residents.  Our residents are a wonderful audience as they enjoy the talents of the students.  These intergenerational programs offer residents an opportunity for  reminiscence about their own grandchildren as well as a forum to develop new friendships.


Clove Lakes is fortunate to have a  beautiful Greenhouse program.  It is open daily to provide a serene environment for programs, family visits and gardening activities.  Families and friends are always welcome to attend any programs with their family members and become part of our Clove Lakes family.


Call our Admissions Department for more information

718-289-7900 Ext. 7892