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Lisa 21st Jun 2016 Support Assistant/Activities Coordinator
I've just been asked to take on the activities coordinator role in my work place. There has never been one there, so i have nobody to learn from. I have been asked to put together a portfolio, and while i have ideas, i am not sure what excatly the content should be, or how to set it out. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance xx
Anne B 21st Jun 2016
Do out a plan for the week Monday to Sunday , this planner can be changed every two months etc, have morning activities and afternoon activities.
morning could be:
current affairs/ news paper reading, light exercise, Multi sensory therapy, board games etc

afternoon have some thing different each day;
Bingo, Quiz, Reminiscence therapy, Music afternoon, Arts and crafts, exercise, Skittles/Boules, Sing along Quiz, Cross words, family fortunes. various therapies etc.
You can change it as you find out what residents really like.
there are lots of options
hope this helps
Solange 27th Jun 2016 Diversional Therapist
Hi Lisa,

Perhaps you should start compiling a ‘Monthly Program Planner’ of activities. Usually the Program Planner has one major activity in the morning and another in the afternoon (Later on you can add simultaneous activities when you have volunteers).

Choose activities that have been proven popular in other places such as: Balloon game, themed quizzes, riddles, word game, indoor bowls, quoits, or Bingo.

In one way I find it an advantage there was no one there before you; residents must be ready for some stimulation.

A few examples of Program Planners are available on GC.

Best wishes!

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