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Sometimes one on one activities can be the most fulfilling. We've got plenty of ideas for you to enjoy with all your residents at your facility.


15 Activities for Loners and Introverted Seniors

15 Activities for Loners and Introverted Seniors

Most long term care facilities have some residents who are ‘loners’ or ‘introverts’; they enjoy being in their bedrooms and do not often pursue interaction with others.

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Mobile library Trolley

Mobile library Trolley

As a way to reach those residents who do not enjoy group activities we have created a mobile library.

1 Comment New Member Submitted
Treat Trolley

Treat Trolley

Our rec staff have a lolly/treat trolley (a bit like a pink lady trolley in the hospitals).

8 Comments Member Submitted
Tips for One-on-One Visits with Seniors

Tips for One-on-One Visits with Seniors

It is not uncommon for seniors living in assisted-living facilities to lack mental stimulation and social contact.

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Recycled Magazine Scrapbooks

Recycled Magazine Scrapbooks

Beautiful scrapbooks made from recycled magazines. Make them to suit the interests of individuals. Thanks Kellie for this wonderful activity!

13 Comments Member Submitted Alzheimer's
Reminiscing on Mother's Day

Reminiscing on Mother's Day

Validation of feelings. Stimulate memory.

Handbag Clean-Up

Handbag Clean-Up

Each resident will bring her own handbag to be cleaned-up. The idea is to have them engaging in cleaning up and talking about the contents of their handbags.

1 Comment Alzheimer's
Handbag Sorting (Toolbox for men)

Handbag Sorting (Toolbox for men)

Improve dexterity (grasping objects) and practice decision-making.

2 Comments Alzheimer's
Multicultural Radio Guide

Multicultural Radio Guide

For facilities that have people from a cultural and linguistic diverse background (CALD) it is a good idea to make a 'Radio Guide' with musical and talk-shows programs to suit each individual.

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Comfort Activities

Comfort Activities

Promote cognitive well being, provide fun and enjoyment, and establish old roles.

Cleaning out a Drawer

Cleaning out a Drawer

Suitable to clients in first stage dementia (small objects are dangerous for later stages).

Alzheimer's
Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy

Provide sensory stimulation and enjoyment, ideal activity for Mother's Day

8 Comments Alzheimer's
Nail Care

Nail Care

Make clients feel special and keep hands and nails clean.

10 Comments Alzheimer's
Vaporisation

Vaporisation

Calm the mind and cleanse the spirit with essential oils

Footbaths

Footbaths

Sensory stimulation. Reduce stiffness. A good alternative if your client cannot use the bath.

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Baths or Spa Baths

Baths or Spa Baths

Time out to relax and quiet the mind. A simple and effective way to use essential oils.

Aromatherapy Inhalations

Aromatherapy Inhalations

Sensory stimulation through the use of essential oils

Alzheimer's
Storytelling

Storytelling

Reinforce self-worth. Validation

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Daily Living

Daily Living

Engagement of residents in tasks they used to do in their own home. A very calming activity.

15 Comments Alzheimer's
The Benefits of Individual Music Activities for Elders

The Benefits of Individual Music Activities for Elders

Provide bed ridden clients with a feeling of enjoyment and well being

3 Comments Alzheimer's
Stringing Beads

Stringing Beads

Stringing beads is a simple and affordable activity for seniors that produces beautiful and satisfying results.

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