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deborah 11th Jan 2018
how do i celebrate a residents birthday i used to put up banners and ballooons then have a cake and give them a card and sing happy birthday does anyone do anything different
Susan 13th Jan 2018
I have "Celebrating January Birthday" parties. I invite whomever wants to come. We sing, have cake, announce Birthdays, do some January trivia and socialize. I do hang a banner. I hold it usually the 1st day of the month.
Talita 21st Jan 2018
This week's article is all about how to celebrate birthdays - hopefully you find some good ideas here: https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-celebrate-birthdays-in-long-term-care-facilities/5362/
Lisa 21st Jun 2018
I "interview" the residents who are having a birthday that month. I ask questions like where were you raised? Do you have siblings? Where did you go to school? How did you meet your spouse? Children & grandchildren? Did you work outside the home & where? Their interests and hobbies. Then I write a paragraph about each person and read it at the birthday party after they've had their cake. People who don't even participate in activities much will come to the birthday party because it makes them feel special! It is also having one on one time with them and reminiscing, which they love to do.
Robert 8th Jul 2018
On the resident's birthday, I bring balloons, and a gourmet cupcake....during lunch, I get all available staff to clap and sing happy birthday as we go through the dining room to the resident's table. Usually everyone will start singing when we enter.
Talita 15th Jul 2018
Love your ideas Lisa and Robert!

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