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hi everyone im after some good ideas for guest speakers for my social support group any ideas that would interest them? im hoping to organise some morning teas with guest speakers any ideas would b
Do any of you have resident's profiles posted in their rooms as talking points for nursing staff or volunteers to use? I would like to have something printed that I can fill in blanks to display in ea
Hi everyone, I am running into a problem and myself and the others in the admin team are not sure where to go next. We have a separate unit for our residents who have advanced dementia. There are usua
hello everyone!!! I've just became an activities coordinator at a nursing home, but unfortunately I've got no support and don't know where and how to start. the previous activities coordinator, use
Hello everyone from Chichester, West Sussex, UK! We have just joined and would like to say hello!
Hi everyone ! What are you doing for St-Patrick's Day? I already look in the files for St-Patrick's day celebration...
hi I work in a care home my role is an activity's co-ordinator for dementia I am just wondering if there is a link for me to be able to start becoming pen pals with other care homes thankyou
Hi, everyone! Any body who knows Online Training of credible Activity Director?
hi everyone I am starting coffee morning in my facility for the residents of the different wings to gather and socialize any suggestions to keep the conversations flowing . Does any of you organiz
Hello everyone first I want to thank Golden carers for having an awesome website. This website has taken a lot of pressure off me and has helped me in being so creative. Do anyone have ideas for birth
Hi Everyone Recently I happened across a you tube clip titled "Dancing Hands" recorded in May 2008 by Mary Hopkins in Muncie, Indiana. I have contacted Liberty Village where she was working at the ti
Hi everyone, after a discussion with our residents today they suggested doing a pantomime for Christmas. Does anyone know of a short comical pantomime we may be able to use, thanks in advance.
Hi Everyone, what do you consider to be music therapy? Is it residents sitting in a room on their own or in a group just listening to music?
Hi Everyone! For all activity coordinators I am just doing some research.. would you feel having activity coordinator training would benefit you in your role? What would you like to see...
Hello everybody! I need suggestions... I work as a recreational therapist in 2 different centers. The organization I work for comes from the federal government. The ministry is asking us to have an ac
Hello, Does anyone block off calendar time for Assessment Interviews? I was thinking about blocking off some time on our calendar (maybe 45 minutes every other day) for resident interviews, but don't
I have difficulty getting my residents to participate in activities when the weather is cold outside. Does anyone have a suggestion for indoor activity. I have a poker night and an indoor game night b
Hi everyone! I am an activity convener in Alberta, Canada and I am interested in starting a pen pal/ email relationship with a seniors facility in a different country. Ideally I think Australia...
I bought tennis balls for residents to use instead of paint brushes, it was a lot easier for the residents to hold onto. Will definitely use the tennis balls again for painting.
Hi where can I buy sing-a-long dvd's with lyrics as our dementia Residents love music. Cheers
hi have a young 51 male who is mentally challenged at my facility, he has behavioural problems needs to be kept stimulated any failsafe ideas or he gets angry at other residents verbally and physicall
I just love love love this site - each time I'm glued to the many and awesome ideas to engage with our seniors. I recently downloaded some of the crossword puzzles and these seniors are fabulous to w
Hello everyone, I would like to start a newspaper about leisure activities. Someone would have a name to suggest me? I thought about: What's about Leisure? ... but I'd love to hear your ideas!
Hi all looking for some ideas we have recently had a extremely young lady (58).. move into our nursing home with early onset dementia which has progressed very quickly.. she can no longer read or writ
Hi I work in the UK and would love to start a pen group up with another Nursing Home in a different country if anyone is interested? It would be wonderful to exchange letters or emails and photos.
Wondering how others deal with chronic tardiness? I'm the Activity Director for an Assisted Living facility, which means that our tenants are ambulatory and capable of managing their own schedules.
Hi, was wondering if anyone has done a Las Vegas party with slot machines, card tables etc. if so where can I find ideas on how to have one in our facility?
I trained as an OT. But this job is hard as I try to do group sessions but with 45 all having intrinsic and complicated skills matches. I am the only one doing my job and wonder how many work with a t
2 questions if any one can help!! Do people keep the same activities on the same day each month for example knit & natter I did on a Wednesday Arts & Crafts on a Monday is it better to change the d
Hi just wondering if anyone has ideas on health and wellbeing for staff as I am going on committee soon to imply it in our workplace any ideas welcome
Hello-Does anyone remember the Activities 2 Go Magazine that used to be published each month? I am trying to locate any past copies. Any help will be greatly appreciative. This is my...
Is anyone celebrating the Winter Olympics? If so, what games and activities are you planning?
how do i celebrate a residents birthday i used to put up banners and ballooons then have a cake and give them a card and sing happy birthday does anyone do anything different
Iv been a member for a few years now and love this site it has been a great help to me, just wondering if you could consider some bingo templates for the different themed days through out the year e.g
Hi, Does anyone else use a CD for seated exercises that begins with, "Sit comfortably in your chair, back straight, feet supported by the floor and we will begin with breathing..." We are currently
Hi everyone Just wanted to say i started my job about 1 year ago as a coordinator for our day care group & our social support services. i love this site how fantastic is it to have such a huge res
Hi everyone. This is my first time on here and I am just wondering do any of you have any different activities for Seachtain na Gaeilge. We normally have the ceilli band in from one of the schools...
Who did the "How to Write a Biopoem" and then used the enlarged thumbprints to write characteristics, adjectives and nicknames about the person inside it? I'm wondering how you blew the thumbprint...
I'm starting work soon at an aged day centre. I've had 5 years experience as an RAO but the needs are different here. I'd love to pick the brains of experienced coordinators for what works well in...
Happy Hour - does anyone have any experience / suggestions / precautions about setting up a happy hour at a retirement centre for dementia?
Hi everyone hopefully you can help me with some ideas for burns night in Scotland that will be on the 25 January. My budget is small and i have for lounges to decorate.Does anyone has a template of a
I am short staffed on Sunday's and our cna's are too busy to facilitate any activities. Any suggestions? Thank you
Hi all, I'm looking for suggestions on adult appropriate communication Apps to download? It would be great if there was one specific to activities, like Are you going on the bus ride' ect. Any idea
Hi everyone I m looking for Xmas Party day activities. Can someone help me with that?
Hello, I am in my first 12 months of working since completing my Leisure an Health certificate. I have been in aged care for the past 7 years, primarily as a carer. My current workplace is a 65 bed
Hi everyone I'm the lifestyle officer at a privately owned aged care facility in northern NSW. Recently had a visit from the agency, were with us for a week went though every thing with a fine tooth
Hi all I have popped in to gather your knowledge! I have a dementia resident who is in a 'cloud chair', no teeth and continually chews the inside of her mouth, fingers or on clothing/bedding. I would
Have had an awesome year with activity ideas and quizzes . We have done mad hatters high tea. Lots of quizzes Melbourne cup .easter parades and hats all have gone down a treat with residents and st
A little bit ago I found the create your own word search and now I can't find it. Can someone please tell me where it is? I really like to customize these for my residents. Thanks.