Joy Rides

Lifting Spirits With Community Outings
At Encore, we believe a breath of fresh air and a change in scenery makes a world of difference and uplifts the spirit of our residents.
Encore’s signature Joy Rides program creates opportunities for residents to physically connect with nature and the environment around them. Joy Rides take residents on a fun-filled outing twice a month, usually involving the outdoors. Our caregivers chauffer residents around town or anywhere the group has agreed to visit that month.

Whether it’s taking a leisurely country drive while sipping lattes, touring a resident’s home town, visiting a local community park to feed the ducks, or even going to the zoo, Joy Rides make sure our residents are left beaming from ear to ear with plenty stories to write home about.


While the majority of our day trips are always changing to provide residents with fresh, new experiences, we have a couple of recurring pit stops. When residents aren’t looking forward to their quarterly trip to the casino for a little buffet action and gambling, they’re planning their grocery list for their monthly shopping trip to Walmart or other local grocery store.