1st October 2017
Listening to music is a wonderful activity to enjoy with seniors in nursing homes. It leads to reminiscing and can significantly improve the well-being of individuals. Here are some ideas to help appreciate the significance that music has on our lives.
Match these well known songs to the films they were featured in. A fun reminiscing activity for seniors who will remember many of these much loved movies.
The next installment in our baby boomer song quiz! A lovely reminiscing activity.
This game is like musical chairs, but creative. It can be adapted for all fitness levels. Tell each participant to start drawing and when the music stops they give the picture to the person next to them. Continue to play music, change and draw until everyone has their original drawing back. Admire the strange masterpieces you have all created together. It makes for a lot of laughter.
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1960s! Match the song titles with the artist or band that performed them.
1950s! Match the song titles with the artist or band that performed them.
Sing the next line of these songs... This quiz includes prompts for a reminiscing session.
Match the song titles with the artist or band that performed them.
In the United States, there have been some events and happenings that are etched in people's long term memory.
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Do you have any Elvis aficionados at your facility? Challenge them to sing another line of these songs.
It helps to either know the opening lines of the song, or the tune.
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Musical Bingo improves recall and provides opportunities to reminisce. It is also an enjoyable and sociable game. This game was created by a Music Therapist I worked with and it was very popular in our Dementia Care Unit. If you don't have time to put the game together, ask a volunteer to help you. All you need is a computer, a printer and a laminator. This activity includes downloadable song cards and calling cards.
Match these famous songs of yesteryear with the correct singers!