Shared By Kim Australia
I saw an idea similar to this and thought what a great idea to incorporate into our facility!
There are many ways to do this, but here I have used a pegboard and stick-on velcro hook on tape. I found all of the inserts of activities available on Golden Carers using the search bar on the right-hand side under games and trivia.
We have many residents with an active mind and looking for something to do after dinner and on weekends when there are no activities scheduled. This is also useful for those that like to stay in their rooms and choose not to join in with the daily program.
Studies show that brain training has cognitive benefits for the elderly which helps in maintaining necessary life skills. Indulging in mindful activities stimulate the working of the brain and helps in fighting age-related mental issues.
Ideally you would set this up according to the needs of your own facility, perhaps even incorporating music and playlists. Your options are endless.
I have set this up for the unit that I work in and our CEO loves it so much she wants me to set one up for each of the units over different sites. Customize them to suit you. Look forward to seeing what you all do.
I named ours the "Bored Board" because I like the play on words but I have seen them called a "Busy Board" also.