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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
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 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
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
I am an occupational therapy student, and I am doing an assignment on reminiscence therepy. I was just wondering whether someone might be able to give me a rough cost of running a group session? TIA
Hi, I am looking for ideas for spiritual programs for the dementia residents I work with. I have been working with dementia residents for 10 months. So far I have done videos sing alongs reading scr
Hello just wondering what are peoples idea's on Christmas presents for aged care residents between $5-$10 per resident?
My General manager,just ask me to write a speech for the day of the elder persons as we are hosting a high tea. Not sure were to start. Any ideas would be appreciated. regards Debbie
This site is amazing!!! Ive just signed up and am already so glad I did. I have so many ideas in my head to work off!! I feel inspired and excited!!
Hello All, I did an actor/actress trivia (based from the 1950/1960's, and they loved it! I'd like to do more movie trivia, song trivia, etc. I read the description of say "Doris Day" : her movi
Hi, Any advice appreciated. I'm the activities coordinator in a nursing home. a few of my 'more able' group are poor sighted, the only thing I can do for the whole group is quizzes. Can anyone suggest
Hi there, I am working in a residential facility with residents who 90% of them are in princess chairs, or wheelchairs. They have been use to not doing anything meaningful so have become very institut
Love next years calendar. Lots of ideas. If printing just have to change Melbourne Cup to Tuesday from Wednesday. Keep up the good work/.
Hi All, We hold a Staff, Residents and Relatives Meeting every 6 months at our facility and I like to run an activity afterwards including the family members. Last meeting I ran an activity on remini
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
Hello I\'m some what new to the adult day center..looking for ways of setting up my member\'s admission book...labeling etc.
Hello All ~ I want to play charades with my groups of residents. Some have dementia, and others are confined to wheel chairs. Any suggestions to making it work? It needs to simple!
Dear Golden carers and all fabulous people . It would be very kind if some one could help me how to write a progress note for a client's lifestyle . I would love to learn so I can do a proper job af
Hi, I have been having issues with caregiver support and engagement. I was looking to get feedback from other Life Enrichment Coordinators about their relationship with caregivers and how they help
Hi there, May I request if we can have a proper education regarding writing a care plan and progress note. so I can learn these important things. regards,
Has anyone had any success with twiddlers for stressed/anxiety sufferers?
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
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
Has anyone ever done a show day. We are planning one for October. Having 3 side show games. Makking up sample bags. Some how would like to do fairy floss anyone have any ideas. Thanks
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
can anyone out there please let me know if the Focus on Activity mag is still going.
Hi....has anyone tried the software that is available on this site. I was thinking of doing the 30 day free trial... thanks
Hi Tina You have a lot of good ideas here that would work. Tell the residents, you were given some suggestions as to what to do. Let them decide. Allowing residents to have a say help them improve
Hi everyone, I'm with Life Enrichment for Memory Care and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas/suggestions for birthday celebrations in memory care. There are about 20 residents in MC currently
Has anyone done a "musical chairs" version with seniors in wheelchairs? Wondering if that might be a fun activity. Of course, I think it would be best if each resident had someone pushing their wh
Hi Everyone, I am looking for an Activity on a Sunday afternoon 1pm - 2.15pm in our (High Care section) I know I shouldn't segregate, as it is now known as "Ageing in Place". We have Sing-along after
HI Everyone, I am planning to have circus theme party in memory support unit. I need to invite one of the following: •Jugglers •Clowns •Stand-up Comedians just wondering if anybody got...
Hi! I have never had to do a budget before at the place I work, but due to a restructure in the company I have been asked to do a budget. Has anyone got any hints they can share with me and maybe a sp
Hi All! At my assisted living facility we have a resident turning 100 at the end of September! This is the first 100th birthday at this facility, and I am wondering what you guys do to celebrate? We w
I have only just found you and I have been overwhelmed by the content. A week ago, I was contemplating leaving my job because I was just running out of ideas and I was getting bored doing the same ol
I am having a build a burger for our next get together. Does anyone have a game or trivia quiz about burgers we could play after dinner?
My husband is at home. He is not mobile except for transfer, cannot see well and has use of one hand or arm only. He cannot draw or write.He gets a little confused at times though can be alert, but it
I was wondering if anyone charges residents for activities such as Bingo, Bus trips, Pamper etc. And if so, how much? Am new to position and need to know how to cover costs for all the activities and
Hi.... We are reviewing our admission process. Has anyone got any good ideas for information gathering, and paperwork that would be required..............thanks
Hello, I'm a new activity director and I have found Golden Care to be very helpful. With National Assisted Living Week coming up next month I have been ask to put something together or staff and resid
Hi all, I'm looking for a simple harvest themed craft for a banner or poster, any ideas please?
Hi everyone, i was wondering if anyone had any links or ideas for short stories for book reading with residents. im finding it hard to find short stories that are appropriate and that are not kiddish.
im after a activity for a lady that used to be a midwife and wont sit down any ideas would be welcomed
Could someone suggest activities and/or outings for a small group of elderly clients (some with dementia). It consists of mostly men who don't like to participate in activities or craft, and women who
I am wanting to buy the Sonas CD for our memory support unit. I have looked online and google with out much success. Is the actual CD called Sonas? Does anyone have a link as to where I can purchase t