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Shari 12th Nov 2018 Out Reach Representative
i could really use some Thanksgiving ideas, not many on golden carers thank you so much.
Molly 15th Nov 2018 Activity Professional & Writer
Hi Shari,

Do you have an Activities kitchen available to you? We make a Thanksgiving lunch every year that ends up being a huge hit, and we even have a planning group of residents to pick menu items.

Thanksgiving decorations are always fun, too, and a great way to include an intergenerational activity if you invite family members or school children to visit. Here is a cute pilgrim craft that would make great centerpieces

I find that this time of year just sitting around in a circle, drinking apple cider, and talking about how holiday's use to be spent, favorite family recipes or funny Thanksgiving mishaps (especially if you ask them about the first Thanksgiving they hosted) makes for a great afternoon of conversation and laughter.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Shelley 17th Nov 2018 Music therapist
engage people in a conversation about gratitude. Write their thoughts on leaves that you assemble on branches for centerpieces. write a Thanksgiving Story Mad Lib style.
Write a Thanksgiving poem. Exercise to the song Turkey In The Straw. roll out fimo clay or Sculpey into tukeys, using vibrant colors for the feathers.

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