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Hi can anyone recommend a good upbeat armchair aerobics dvd with music well known to the older generation?
Hi Everyone I have just started working as a DT in an aged care facility and we are having a BBQ lunch and have invited the families along. It isn’t a huge event like a family fun day but I...
Hi there, I have a dilemma & it's one that I'm NOT going to let beat me!! I completely 'get' that data needs protecting but I'm really struggling with the stuff surrounding the taking of photographs.
My facility is about to open a LTC facility. I am going to be the activity director in our LTC. I am trying to make an activity assessment form. I need help
We are in the process of painting our Demintia Unit. Is there any special paint colours to use? At the moment the unit is painted pastel colours and looks very dull. We are loooking at painting murals
Hi, I am brand new to this role and so grateful for Golden Carers and to the community here for all that you do for newbies like me! I was wondering if anyone's got ideas for a FIFA World Cup 2018...
Looking for suggestions , we have a gentleman in the Memory support section with challeging behavours . Going into the fridge ( have placed safety locks , no entry and stop signs to no success ) , h
Hi. Does anyone know if there are any standards or official guidelines for activity Co-Ordinators anywhere? Many thanks and I look forward to your answers
Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone has a set day/time for an independent euchre game and how it works. I have several more independent residents who enjoy Euchre, but it is only a 4 person game and
Hi. We are a team which works in a UK hosptial. Our a team consists of healthcare assistants who care for and support patients, on a 1:1 basis, whom present with behaviours which challenge. I was ...
Hi I am an Activities Coordinator in Auckland New Zealand. Are there any others who belong to Golden Carers who live here. I am trying to find some good outside entertainment fro the residents when ...
I have been using Golden Carers for almost 8 years, and no matter what, I always turn to you guys to give me wonderful resources ideas, It's a no fail system. I love the JOKES, my residents and I...
Hello, I would like to label my sensory bins with a)what is inside..but most importantly b) who it benefits..and why it would benefit them. Any resources to make that a little easier for me?
Good afternoon Carers, I’m after some tips for activities for physical persons with aggressive behaviour! Any ideas or tips really welcome! Ex Surf life saver. Very active! Cheers Kim
Hello everyone! I am interested in setting up a trolley or cart with which to offer my Assisted Living Tenants a kind of convenience store where they can purchase snacks, laundry detergent, postage s
We have been using the same sit dance program for our morning exercise for years and it is very repetitive. Does anyone have any suggestions for something new except not zumba?
I want to play musical bingo with my group. When I was planning my activities a few months ago I found a resource- which I'm sure was on here but I cant find it now. It was a list of appropriate...
Hi I'm wanting to start a nutriotion class at our facility. I am wanting to do some reintegration training. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Looking for resources
Hi there! I am trying to put together a little "box" of supplies to put at the nursing station for after hours therapy. This idea came about because therapy staff are usually there until 6pm, and I am
Hello- Does anyone have any ideas for Montessori activities in the MSU to assist with increased appetite or assist with behaviors? Thanks, Sharron
Hello I am searching for weekend activity ideas from those that has the weekend off. Thank you in advance.
Thank you so much for the suggestion of celebrating the royal wedding! We used it as the theme for our tea party, and had a lovely time wearing home made fascinators to go with it. We had 24 smiling
Hi I need to do activity programs but not for dementia I am struggling to think what to do can you help me with some suggestions maybe a program you have done that has worked really well. thanks mel
I have been an Activity Coordinator for a little while now and I absolutely love my job. I am coming up with fresh new ideas to get the residents involved and active and thanks so much to this websit
We hosted a 'High Tea' to honor the Royal Wedding with freshly made scones, jam and cream and other delicacies. It worked well! We had a 'royal quiz' and 'who is your favorite (and least favorite)
Hello Can anyone help me with suggestions for apps for iPad / tablet suitable for people with dementia living at home who enjoy an independent activity? Thanks, Kaylene
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...
Hi, I noticed the postcard exchange between Golden Carer members and that's a great idea. It made me wonder if we could start a postcard exchange between residents in facilities all over Australia?
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.
Has anyone done a craft activity using magazine clippings & other such bits and pieces to make a patchwork puzzle? I was picturing drawing the outline of the artwork on a large canvas, and specifying
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.
Any good suggestions on conducting your monthly resident council meeting? Any forms etc..?
I am interested in setting up an additional bible study group with our residents. I need some ideas on how to program the bible study and what suggestions on what to focus on. Thank you all for your h
Hello everyone , I would like to know what is the theories of development in leisure and health program? PLs kindly help me to understand about of Development of recreation health and leisure program?
Hello everyone, I am looking for some new and exciting ideas to try to support residents culturally in our weekly cultural café. We drink different kinds of coffee and have conversation but I think ...
I work in a facility with 32 Low care residents, 13 dementiaspecific and 75 high care residents. I am trying to redo the programming to for low care to be being more time friendly to do associated pap
Hi all, Thanks to Golden Carers for providing fun, engaging activities for our residents. With all these activities comes Surveys in which we require as Diversional Therapists feedback from our reside
Your website is the best investment made, plenty of usable ideas. my seniors love them. keep up the good work, you have no idea the impact that is making not only on the seniors but also on the lead
I am new to recreations in a nursing home environment. How to do you write one-on-one goals.
hello has anyone got a simple pattern for sock dolls and animals?thanks
Hi everyone, I am currently researching the impact of pet therapy on the health and wellbeing of elderly as it is a topic I am interested in. I have created a short and anonymous survey to discover wh
Hi. I have just started at my local nursing home and was wondering what others have found that works and what doesn't work in other centres as far as activities go. Thanks
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
Thank you so much for all these wonderful activitites and ideas. I used to spend hours compiling quizzes and looking for activities. You have made my job so much easier, keep up the good work!! :)
Hi guys from England! I need help and thought I'd ask if anyone has a solution to a challenging situation. My role is that of community engagement support worker. I work for a charity who...
Morning from the UK. I am going to start doing a monthly newsletter in June and was wondering what people put in theirs. I have some ideas but want to make it as fun and enjoyable as possible. I