Blog Post Published February 2013

Seniors Week and Chinese New Year Activities

Seniors Week is celebrated on many different dates throughout Australia.
In New South Wales, it will be held on March 17 - March 24.

Seniors Week is an opportunity for people of all ages to honour our senior citizens. Here are some ideas on what to do - however, the sky is the limit.

10 Activities for Seniors Week

Sunday, 10th of February is Chinese New Year!

Paper Lanterns I

Paper Lanterns II


Word Finder


Craft Snake

How to Celebrate

Chinese Symbols

Chinese Hat

Snake Poster

Thank you for sharing activity ideas

Below are some recent activity ideas submitted by Golden Carers Members.
Please share your ideas and activity photos here!

Crochet and Knitting Club


Personalised Cards

Chinese New Year Snake & Lanterns


Thank you for your feedback...

We appreciate the feedback we receive each day. Don't forget to comment on activities you have tried for the benefit of the whole community. Below are a sample of some recent comments...

julieann patterson on Alzheimer's Disease - 16 practical activites | 31st January 2013

I have been told about a wall hanger that has zips,materials lace and other things that have been sewn on material that hangs on the wall , I was wondering if you could help me with this as my father has dementia and I thought this would help him as well as the other people where he lives , I would like to make this if I had some sort of picture of it or an idea how to make it Regards julieann

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Kelly on Crochet and Knitting Club | 30th January 2013

We do something similar at our facility however everything we make we donate to the local ronald mcdonald house & when we have a box of stuff the residents that made it make a trip & hand deliver it to the sick kids the residents love to see the little kids faces

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Jackie on Questions | 30th January 2013

Hi all .....Has anyone had any success with games on the Nintendo Wii & can you name your most popular games. I work with all different levels of dementia residents.

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Helen on Charades | 29th January 2013

We play charades using song titles and the residents really enjoy this and sometimes if they cannot remember the song then we hum or la la it. There is always lots of laughter during this game/

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Jan on Recycled Magazine Scrapbooks | 29th January 2013

Brilliant idea, I have lots of donated magazines in the home so will go and buy some scrapbooks tomorrow and get started on Thursday.

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Heather on Questions | 29th January 2013

Hi, just trying to get some information on Doll Therapy.. I have a few residents who love holding and talking to the dolls like they are there babies, I have no problems with this as I think is lovely but have trouble with staff taking them away from them constantly and upsetting the resident. So I thought if I could find information for staff on how to handle residents using doll therapy ie. the do's and dont it might make life less stressful for the resident and me.. I have full support of doll therapy from management.

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Dayle Lord on Questions | 28th January 2013

I would like to buy a twiddle muff (original/not animal) for my father. I would like to buy it within Australia and happy to pay postage to perth. Can anyone help please/willing to make one for me?
Kind regards, Mrs Dayle Lord

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patricia on Mullet throwing Competition | 26th January 2013

I made 10 mullets, the activity was used on the 25th January for Australia day activities. We used a hoop with tissue paper for a pond.
Our residents in the Dementia unit had a wonderful time throwing the fish.

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debbie on ANZAC Day Service | 26th January 2013

I think this is a wonderful idea, but i have a question if anyone can help.
Is it appropriate to run Anzac Day on April 24th as our community centre is only open on Wednesday and Thursday. Anzac Day is on a Thursday this year and our centre does not open on public holidays.
What is the general opinon of most people. I am not sure if I should run it, don't want to be politically incorrect.
Thanks Debbie

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wendy on Questions | 23rd January 2013

Hi there, just wondering if anyone has a form to complete with residents on their past interests, jobs etc and new interests now, just starting at a resthome where few activities are running but need to get to know the residents and make sure the program runs well for everyone. thanks heaps

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Damien on Snoezelen Rooms and Sensory Environments for Dementia Patients | 23rd January 2013

The main issue for our centre is our policy is with aromatherapy, where we require a cert 3 in order to conduct the therapy within the centre. Is there any alternative?

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The full list of February activities are available here: February Activities


Rhonda 5th Feb 2013 Recreational Activities Officer


Can the person who put the charades ball on please send me information on how they ran it, thanks a million really would like to try this out.

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