Age Appropriate Activities in Senior Care

Age Appropriate Activities in Senior Care

User Profile By Molly Wisniewski   United States

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Developing an activities calendar that is age-appropriate for residents is so important. In this article we examples of how you can adapt activities that are often considered 'childish' to ensure they are age-appropriate.

Developing an activities calendar that is age-appropriate for residents is so important.

Singing nursery rhymes and coloring can be popular activities for older adults but we must ensure that these types of activities are conducted in dignified and age-appropriate ways.

In this article we examples of how you can adapt activities that are often considered 'childish' to ensure they are age-appropriate:

  • Music - Singing Nursery Rhymes
  • Arts and Crafts – Coloring
  • Doll Therapy for Dementia Care
  • Watching Movies and Television

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Amy 9th Aug 2018 Activity Director
You can also sing nursery rhymes (or other songs) together while you exercise during a morning stretch activity. For example, sing Row Row Row Your Boat while doing a rowing motion with your arms and upper body. The songs and exercises are limitless and can make morning stretch fun for everyone!!
NICOLA(Nicky) 14th Aug 2018 Lifestyle Assistant
Agreed !❤️
Sally 21st Aug 2018 Recreational Activities Officer
I agree with the exercise use. We use "Row, row..." "The Grand old Duke ....." and "Incy, wincy, spider..." when we do exercise class. If I don't start singing, someone reminds me.
Rita 30th Jul 2018 Rita1234
Great site has been extremely beneficial .. thank you all the wonderful information and ideas
Talita 5th Aug 2018
Thanks so much Rita!
Evangeline 29th Jul 2018 Assistant Manager / Activities Co Ordinator
A brilliant site with lots of taster ‘free’ activities!! When time is limited due to workload this site is invaluable to ensure our wonderful residents have meaningful activities appropriate for them :)
Talita 29th Jul 2018
Thank you so much for your feedback Evangeline! This is very much appreciated!
yasmin 29th Jul 2018 Recreational therapist
This site helped me a lot during our Accreditation. Thank you so much Goldencarers
So much wonderful information
Talita 29th Jul 2018
Thank you Yasmin! We so much appreciate your feedback!
Brandi 24th Jul 2018 Director Of Life Enrichment
I love this site!! Thank you!
Talita 29th Jul 2018
Thank you Brandi!
Molly 22nd Jul 2018 Activity Professional & Writer
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