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Nesha 21st Mar 2019 Activities Coordinator
Hello :) I've been working as an activities coordinator now for almost 3 months. I absolutely adore it and I'm slowly getting the hang of it.
My residents love crafts, quizzes music, CAKE and having new experiences.
Last week I booked a creepy crawly animal therapy session (zoolabuk are amazing), we had a company come in and do pottery painting, st Patrick's day we had a singer in and today we had a magician do rounds of the home and show us some close up magic.

Problem is I'm running out of funds fast. We have been doing raffles and that brings in quite a bit but I need something that helps me raise money weekly just to keep it topped up. Any ideas??
Molly 21st Apr 2019 Activity Professional & Writer
These are great resources, Susan! Thank you for sharing.

Nesha sounds like you are having a ton of fun with the residents! There are also a few cost-saving ways to have large events. Team up with a local elementary school and invite the choir to perform for your residents or we once had a hospice agency throw a casino day for our residents and a Mary-Kay makeover day with the residents at no cost because it was a part of their outreach efforts. Or if you are looking for a musician reach out to a local university to see if any of their students want to perform (which is great for their resume!)

Also, consider the talents of your fellow staff and residents! We put on a comedy show for free by asking residents and staff to be involved that activity example is in this article https://www.goldencarers.com/laughing-together---five-activities-to-get-residents-smiling-/5430/.

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