Sharing and recollecting memories with seniors helps them affirm who they are. Reminiscing is a stimulating activity that promotes social interaction.
Some statistics from the year 1915.
Only one hundred years ago!
One hundred years ago Australia was only 14 years out of federation; a very young nation indeed! Let’s reflect on how things were different in 1915.
2016 is nearly over! Let's reminisce about what was happening in the world 50 years ago. Discover more interesting anecdotes that your clients remember and add to the list below. A wonderful reminiscing activity for seniors!
Here's a fun visual reminiscing quiz for seniors - match the images with the tv show or movie they belong to!
For the elderly who loved to read all their lives, listening to someone read to them can bring profound comfort and joy. Why not start a Read-Aloud Readers Group activity at your facility; a Book Club with a difference! Read-aloud activities are an intervention well worth pursuing.
An audience participation story engages the audience in the story. It is a fun activity that promotes focus and creativity. Clients may repeat a word or phrase throughout the story: sing, gesture, or act.
Open-ended stories provide a creative way to engage clients in a story. Read a short story where the ending in inconclusive or incomplete. Clients may speculate how the story can continue, or how the problem can be solved. Write client answers on a white board and read them out at the end of the activity.
Read Along books for dementia residents
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Great activity, calming and encouraging discussion and creativity. It really has been very therapeutic for the residents to create.
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