This fun and simple game is great for seniors including people living with dementia. Includes well known sayings, idioms and proverbs that they will remember from their past.
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This is a wonderful and simple game for the elderly.

Thanks to Lauren, Pat & members of the Golden Carers Facebook Group for this fun game idea!

This is a matching game that includes well known sayings, idioms and proverbs that seniors will remember from their past. This can lead to lovely reminiscing and conversation.

This game can easily be adjusted to suit different abilities and is suitable for people living with dementia..


  • Download the templates and laminate for endurance.
  • Cut each saying or proverb in half or just leave the last word off depending on the abilities of your clients.


  • Gather a small group of clients to play the game.
  • Hand out the cards to players
  • Have players take turns reading out a card and then others will look through and call out the answer.
  • Reminisce about the meaning of each saying!


  • Clients can help sort out the sayings that are scattered on a table together
  • Magnetic strips could be put on them so they can be used on a white board.
  • Create other versions of this game using: famous song titles, famous couples, old nursery rhymes etc!

Files included:

100 Proverbs & Sayings

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Lesley 18th Apr 2017
Am dealing with some sundowners at the present so many thanks for your help. Have a trusty volunteer making some twiddlemuffs and sensory blankets.
This site certainly makes my life easier and when l am brain dead for new ideas can always find something here.
Talita 23rd Apr 2017
oh thank you for this lovely feedback Lesley! It is much appreciated.
Janine 21st Feb 2017
Just love how I can go into Golden carers and get so many ideas LOVE IT
Talita 27th Feb 2017
oh thank you Janine!
Sotiana 30th Nov 2016
We are indeed blessed with this resources and honestly, how could I manage without Golden Carers!!!..amazing site.
Sandra 9th Nov 2016
I did this with our residential and HACC clients yesterday and we had lots of fun. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Thankyou very much
Talita 14th Nov 2016
Thank you Sandra!
Gaylene 21st Sep 2016
We did this. Went down a treat. Lots of laughter and chats. Thanks
Talita 23rd Sep 2016
Great to hear! Thanks for the feedback Gaylene.
Ann 20th Sep 2016
We play a similar game pairing words such as bread/butter and horse/cart, dog/bone etc which is enjoyed. To help any that may struggle the pairs of words are printed in a few different colours so we can first match the colour then the paired words which allows different abilities to join in.
Talita 23rd Sep 2016
oh I like this. Adding in colours so more people are able to play is a great idea!
Kylie 6th Sep 2016
I did this and the clients had a ball. you should have seen the competitive streaks coming out when there was only a few left to pick !
Talita 12th Sep 2016
So good to hear! Thanks for your feedback!
Pamela 5th Sep 2016
Have just joined the club and looking forward to some wonderful and interesting games for our lovely guests at the respite centre.
Talita 5th Sep 2016
Welcome Pamela!
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