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Activities & Resources for Senior Care
Some senior residents love poetry, so we've put together some event based poems and family friendly poems for you.
Omar Khayyám is one of the most known poets in the western world and this is attributed to his ‘Rubaiyat’.
Roald Dahl poems to ready and enjoy.1 Comment
Robert Burns, the famous poet and lyricist from Scotland is known and celebrated worldwide.1 Comment
Organize residents and their relatives or residents and staff to read a poem for volunteers together.
Celebrate Grandparents Day by recruiting willing staff to form a chorus or a quartet to sing this song to residents on their special day.
You have to be a certain age to appreciate this one.
I can hear my mother now...
For those born before 1940!
You were born before television, before penicillin, antibiotics, polio shots, frozen foods...
4 beautiful poems to share on International Friendship Day.
Please share your favourite poems with the Golden Carers community!6 Comments
Someone said that defining poetry is like grasping at the wind. It evokes intense emotion on the reader, it warms the heart, and it transposes you to the land of dreams and possibilities.
Here is a beautiful poem by Maya Angelou.2 Comments
Here are 8 verses and poems about hourses.
A wonderful and funny poem written by one of members!2 Comments Member Submitted
Here is a fun Baby-Boomer Grandma poem.
Here are 3 cute and funny jokes about nurses!
Here is a poem to share on International Nurses Day.
Here are some lovely verses to use in Mother's Day cards.
Today I started a poetry club with my residents. We read a collection of poems with a common theme and discuss them and reminisce.
Thanks Marnie for this inspiring activity!
Here is a beautiful poem about childhood.
Thank you Christine!
I would love you to display this poem that I wrote many years ago, I wrote it on behalf of a wife whose husband had dementia in the Nursing Home.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem Kerry.
A teacher that had a positive influence on us is remembered for a lifetime.
Here is a poem to celebrate all teachers of the world!
Many of your residents will remember reading this poem to their grandchildren. Humour them by reading it to them!
When planning your program for a 'Volunteers Luncheon' you may encourage some residents to participate actively by reading a poem. Here are a few poems suitable to the occasion.1 Comment
Here are some funny limericks to share on St.Patrick's Day1 Comment
Limerick poetry is very stimulating for the mind and lots of fun.
Poetry awakens our senses and brings immense pleasure through the stirring of our emotions.3 Comments
Here are 3 beautiful Dreamtime stories to share during Naidoc week.
This is a traditional rhyme for Guy Fawkes Night's festivities.
Here's a poem to help you celebrate Halloween.
Poems especially for Dad's!3 Comments