Aged Care Activities & Ideas

Golden Carers supports activity professionals, leisure & lifestyle coordinators and caregivers working in aged care with activity ideas and resources.

Whether it is mind strength, physical strength or just something fun for the elderly to participate in you will find great ideas that cater to wide variety of needs and interests. Save time with wonderful & meaningful recreation therapy ideas that make your job easier!

The recreation therapy activities found on this website have been developed specifically for the elderly. All activities are ready to print and use, complete with downloads and the instructions you need to get started straight away.

Sensory and mind activities work well for elders that have suffered a stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and other mind/sensory organ traumas. Sensory activities are good for elders that are having sight loss problems. Mind activities help to keep brain function high. Outdoor activities such as gardening can still be enjoyed by senior citizens with alternative methods to make it easier for them.

It is important for our elders to know that just because they are getting older; it does not mean that they cannot still enjoy meaningful aged care activities. Male specific activities are provided focusing of gender specific interests men will often gravitate towards and enjoy. Building projects, cards and some competitive social engagements are a few examples of ways for men to make some new friends and stay active.

Enjoying life is something that every elder should be able to do. Even those that are bed ridden can enjoy doing arts & crafts, playing games, participating in music activities and participating in group events.

A wide range of aged care activities and resources are provided that are suitable for all settings. This includes Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Retirement Communities Respite Care, Alzheimer's Care, Home Care and Day Care Centres.

If you are an activity professional working with the elderly, you will find the aged care activities on this website invaluable.

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15 Activities for Late Stage Alzheimer's Disease

15 Activities for Late Stage Alzheimer's Disease

Dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's Disease is a long and challenging process for the everyone involved. It is especially difficult when the late stage of the illness is reached.

3 Comments Alzheimer's
How to start a Leisure & Lifestyle Program for Aged Care

How to start a Leisure & Lifestyle Program for Aged Care

Starting a Leisure & Lifestyle Program requires creative thinking and enthusiasm. Your main point of reference will be the assessment of your clients.

5 Comments Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Disease - 16 practical activities

Alzheimer's Disease - 16 practical activities

Developing practical, efficient and meaningful leisure programs for people with Alzheimer's Disease requires creative thinking.

20 Comments Alzheimer's
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
Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes

Ideal for men, this activity will foster friendship and bring much laughter. It would be helpful if you could find a male volunteer to sit with participants and remind them of different ways to make paper airplanes.

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Recycled Dream Spring Tree

Recycled Dream Spring Tree

To celebrate spring make a 'dream' tree composed of spring flowers and blossoms. You may also include recycled paper flowers with painted flowers as per the example spring tree above.

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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
Balloon Games

Balloon Games

Gentle exercise for the arms as well as an opportunity to socialize!

23 Comments Alzheimer's

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