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Melinda 24th Jul 2018
Does anyone have ideas of group activities that would include residents that are blind. I find myself struggling in this area, please help!.
Molly 25th Jul 2018 Activity Professional & Writer
Hi Melinda, Sing-a-long groups or trivia groups could be a good option. Exercise groups could work too as long as the instructor know that they need to be descriptive. Even cooking groups as long as you are able to assist in the adaptations - like assisting in stirring by placing the bowl and spoon in their hands.

Here is a great article with 20 activities for the visually impaired https://www.goldencarers.com/20-activities-for-the-visually-impaired/4205/.
Melinda 26th Jul 2018
Thanks Molly this was very helpful!☺
JoAnn 31st Jul 2018
I have just found a group called Cycling Without Age. It has been very good for blind residents in the homes I understand. It is good for everyone! Google it and see what you think. You would have to purchase the "trike" with fund raising or corporate donations, but they are a great addition to any home.
Gauri 4th Aug 2018
Even it is good to ask or find out from residents that what are there intrests & hobbies which excited them earlier in life or even now. Whatever information you get you can find out activities basis on those information and modify it acording to persons needs.
Lynne 16th Aug 2018 Activity Co Orditater
Name that tune , play the start of a song and see if someone can guess what it is everyone can play ,also sensory where you have some little jars put a small piece of cotton wool in each jar with something on like lavender ,baby powder a spice , then have a few tastes and then boxes or bags with items in for them to feel and guess what they are . Have fun
Melinda 19th Aug 2018
Thanks so much!!!!!☺
Jean 31st Aug 2018 Activities Provider
Today we had a game of musical bingo. I have 1 resident who is nearly blind and heard her comment that she wished she could see to play. I often hear her singing along with CD's and know that she knows a lot of music so I involved her in the game by telling her to sing along with the tune in order to give the other residents a 'clue' to the title. She enjoyed her role and so did the other residents.
Margaret 14th Sep 2018 Life Enrichment Director
Finding out what type of music they enjoy listening to and giving them ear phones to listen to it.

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