Activities here are not only fun, but are effective in motivating and stimulating residents physically, mentally, and emotionally. Creative approaches to engage residents are implemented in both individual and group settings.

A dedicated team of activity professionals at Sarah Reed develops programs that improve and enhance the lives of our residents.



Continue to maintain wellness and improve strength using our exercise room with fitness equipment and pool table.

Mind Body Connection

Mind-Body Connection

In the nursing home we utilize programs including aroma therapy, visual imagery stimulation, relaxation techniques, therapeutic music, drumming, and music movement for pain management, minimizing stress, depression, or anxiety.

We offer the “Never-2-Late” computer technology program to our residents. This portable unit offers challenging games, movies, old TV shows, exercise programs, internet surfing, You Tube, various videos, and music.



Each month we celebrate our residents’ birthdays with a social featuring live entertainment and refreshments. Our talented staff regularly entertains residents with musical performances. Additionally we schedule special evening and afternoon entertainments. Family and friends may enjoy the fun along with the residents!

Fun, Games, and Outings

Fun, Games, & Outings

Scheduled trips and outings are offered by the activities department. Trips to restaurants, the beach, and rides to view holiday lights, are among the residents’ favorites. Our most anticipated fun gatherings are Fashion Group, Purse Bingo, and our huge annual Holiday Party. The Holiday party always features extra special entertainments, cookies and beautifully wrapped presents. All year long the residents enjoy card playing, and special programs of interest.



A beautiful interdenominational chapel offers residents and families of all faiths the opportunity to worship individually. Organized spiritual activities include interdenominational prayer services, catholic masses, rosary, communion services, bible discussions, and hymn singing.


Trusted for Generations

Founded in 1871, we’re a private, nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community in the City of Erie. Governed by a Board of Directors, we provide comprehensive housing, services, and nursing care at one location.

Residential & Personal Care Apartments

Offering a variety of spacious accommodations with dining and housekeeping services tailored to meet individual needs, Sarah Reed provides comprehensive nursing services that let you remain in your apartment as your needs change. Learn more>

Memory Support

Residents with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and memory impairments can take advantage of Zurn Pavilion, Sarah Reed's special care unit. Licensed under Personal Care Home regulations, this cozy area is ideal for residents who require a safe, secure area with increased supervision. Learn more>

Skilled Nursing Care

We provide short- and long-term nursing and skilled care on a 24-hour basis. This is ideal for short-term rehab stays, as it offers skilled services that help residents return home quickly. A dedicated short-term wing is available within this area. Learn more>


Offering a full range of rehabilitation services, our team approach is designed to meet the needs of short-term rehab residents as well as those who can benefit from services in all levels of care. Learn more>

Respite / Short-Term Stays

Offering the opportunity to stay in any level of care for a temporary period for recovery following hospitalization, Caregiver Respite, or to sample the Sarah Reed lifestyle before committing to a longer stay.


There are so many activities that I enjoy. I love the music programs with Lois, dice games, Scrabble, adult coloring, special entertainments, intellectual pursuits, and volunteering in our library!

— Grace S.

Activities fill up my time, and gives me something to think about. I love to read; we have such a nice library here, especially with the large print books. I like to go to the sun porch on my floor to read. I like to say ‘Good Morning’ to everyone- I enjoy people! I really enjoy the Dice Games on Wednesdays.

— John M.

Activities enliven my day and allow me to meet new people and to socialize!

— John M.

I enjoy taking part in most activities. I like the luncheon outings and the card groups. Activities gives me something to do and keeps my mind busy. I have been very active all my life and like to be involved with many different things!

— Norma H.

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