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Hi everyone I m looking for Xmas Party day activities. Can someone help me with that?
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 need help with a new look activity calendar for January , our old one is gettin a bit stale , cheers Helen
A BIG Thank you for all your great activity ideas and suggestions. An amazing resource for anyone looking for ways to enrich the lives of the elderly or those with dementia. Caring for and involving p
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
I am going for an interview for a ccordinator of a Day Care Centre and they want to promote the centre. One thing I'd like to suggest is an interesting name. Any suggestions?
Thank you so much Guys, fantastic ideas, i find it hard with a resident that has no eye sight though. Any ideas?....
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.
Hi guys , looking for new ideas for my residents who are in late stages of dementia,have had strokes, have Parkinson’s, mental health issues and some have combined conditions . All are older adults ...
Hi all, As a lifestyle coordinator l am noticing that some carer staff with no background in activities are doing activity shifts. I too once was a p.c.a but l did my diploma in order to do lifestyle
Professional development DRTA members are encouraged to do 15points of PD each year (to maintain membership, and with the purpose of elevating recognition and respect for the profession). But this i
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 all! I'll be stepping into a new role Coordinator position next year. I would love some advice on managing budgets. Am worried as this is very new to me and I would appreciate a crash course, and w
Hi Karin, I would be greatly interested in starting a pen/pal email relationship . I work in a facility that has 90 residents.I would have to check with work but if we good get a draft plan done on h
So delighted that I have joined Golden Carers, excellent ideas for activities and crafts.
Thanks so much for all your ideas this year. I love the This day in history for next year. Have a great Christmas GC team and keep those ideas coming,
This site is very helpful, and a great time saver being able to download specific special events and activities for our residents. We look forward to up coming ideas. :-) Kind Regards Lifestyle Daw Pa
Hello I am working in level 3 dementia, any suggestion please what kind of activity for those who are wanderers residents. Theresa
I just wanted to remind everyone that not everyone celebrates Christmas so keep this in mind during the holiday season Also for some residents this can be a very difficult time of year
Hi everyone. First off thank you Golden Carers and members for great ideas and tools. I’m finding myself a bit stumped on new ideas. I work in a small resthome with 13 residents, activities is...
Hi all, On our program we run a cafe an coffee/tea and biscuits activity.Once apone a time it attracted quite a few residents but is now only engaging 3 residents.I need help in how to make this ac
We play Bingo twice a week for a small chocolate prize. The residents would like to play more often, they are even willing to play without any prizes but we have been told (by a staff member) that it
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
Greetings, It is at least one week now since I discovered this website. I can assure you that I am very, very much delighted to be a member. All the information that I receive each day and as I nav
So many good ideas I just love going on and looking at all the things you post thank you
Hello just wondering what are peoples idea's on Christmas presents for aged care residents between $5-$10 per resident?
I am looking for suggestions for music bingo. I do not have a musicisn so can we use CD. Any suggestion. Thank you Marianne
Hello. I have a question. How do you deal with wanting to quite working as an Activity Director because you are so burned out and the staff seems like they just don't care. I love my residents and my
Hi everyone can anyone help me with this question please, I am doing a course and this question popped up What are the benefits of discussing person-centred options with the families and / or carers
Hi Victoria, the following suggestions can be made by some clients and watched by others, all in the spirit of Christmas. Make paper angels – Eggnog to share – Wrapping token presents to place...
Am new at coordinating activities for senior with dementia, you have given a lot of ideas that I am using and plan on using. Goldencarers is one of its kind. Thank you.
Morning everyone, im looking for ideas for any form of activities for my guys i work with as they have muddle to late dementia and some are struggling to communicate with staff. Anything will be great
We are a High Care Facility and would like to implement a "Happy Hour Program". Could anyone please give me some advice how to implement this. Thanking you in advance
I am looking for some ideas for guest speakers, the facility has very able people right through to those who require memory support. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
It's really wonderful to see our clients so engaged with the puzzles and word searches, the Trivia is really popular and our participants get a buzz out of getting the answers correct. Golden Carers
Golden Carers has made creating our monthly rosters so much easier with fantastic ideas, games and quizzies to keep my Day Club members entertained and the brain ticking over. Thank you, the membersh
Brandel Steinmetz Nov 2, 12:00 AM AEST Hi, I live in Lakewood, New Jersey, I have a Bachelor’s Degree with a specialization in Gerontology- Recreational Therapy. I am looking to start my...
HI I have recently started in an aged care facility all indigenous/TSI dementia and english 2nd language. Looking for ideas of traditional and stimulating activities to introduce. I like to look outsi
Hello everyone, I'm doing a research project for my DT course about how isolation affects those living with dementia, I would love to hear from anyone who knows of websites, books, etc thanks
Hi!, I am a Therapeutic Recreation student in Canada. and I am looking for some non-therapeutic activities ideas to have for a long term care facility. I was given the idea of pub night but I need a
Hi solange can u recommend any activities, or crafts making for the residents i work with. Most are in middle to late stage dementia. As my manager has put me dementia champions would like any advice
Hi, I'd like to put some sort of a book together focusing on each of the residents in a memory care facility (kind of a bio). I'm having a hard time planning it out (should I have a separate book fo
Hi all, I have a few residents who get confused a bit when looking for their seating place in the dining room, I was going to put their names on a place mat but I'm worried this might be a bit childi
Hi All in a couple of weeks I'm going to have to do an activity as part of my placement assessment , I'm very nervous .. would any one have any ideas ? I did assist with a bowling activity la
Hello Fellow Activities People, I would like to find "search and find" pages, like those found in the children's magazine Highlights. Not spot the difference. This is the one where they list 10 i
Happy Hour - does anyone have any experience / suggestions / precautions about setting up a happy hour at a retirement centre for dementia?
Hi my name is Sandra Cardona . Joanna is my supervisor:) I just wanted to let you know we did the noodle soccer and the resident's loved it we laughed so hard it was super fun!. We also tried the st
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
I am trying to find easy fundraisers that I can do for and with my residents for the Resident council to raise funds for our entertainment fund. Do you find that entertainers are asking for an arm an