Golden Carers is a wonderful resource. I really like the idea that more of it is going to be in video format as this grabs my participant's attention! Even after 20 years in the activity director role, the ideas in Golden Carers are often refreshingly innovative and really useful, even on the fly. Your help is invaluable! Many thanks!
I had a co-worker bring in this gorgeous book called Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge. Although it is a children's book, I'm confident the residents will enjoy it. A beautiful story they can relate to and hopefully have a laugh about. Otherwise I find they enjoy well-known poems, daily news articles or we have even read chapter books- the best been a book which was a compilation of letters from a POW in WWll. That way they didn't necessarily have to keep up with the story line as each chapter was a new letter and a new topic.
Hope this is helpful. Happy reading!
The stories are short and never marry her or me very appropriate for residents about all types
I'm sure you can find a few online
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 - LibriVox
I agree, I am all about the Chicken Soup for the Soul Books, along with a great Canadian company called Dementiability. They have short, large print books that are great for conversation starters as well!