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Nettie 5th Nov 2019 Activities Coordinator
Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and also the job of Activities Coordinator. I work in a 25 bed home for people in varying stages of dementia and I need some guidance and suggestions for activities! Groups more than solo things. Any help would be much appreciated, Im meant to come up with a timetable of activities..I've never done the job before and haven't had any training.
Susan 5th Nov 2019 Activity Director
Wow
This will be challenging but I’m sure you can do it just don’t get discouraged if things don’t go well to begin with
You were smart to join golden cares because there are many good activity ideas here
Any of these ideas would work
https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=group+activie+For+various+stages+of+dementia&stp=1
I especially like sing-alongs because just about everyone can be involved in that
Such as this one
https://www.goldencarers.com/sing-along-with-pictures-cards/3721/
Also look at the sample calendars and make it for you some ideas
https://www.goldencarers.com/sample-activities-calendars/3881/
Good luck to you and let me know if you have any specific questions
Susan 5th Nov 2019 Activity Director
This senior song quiz may help you also
https://www.goldencarers.com/pdf/4565/
Patricia 6th Nov 2019 Caretaker
Currently working on a button board: 10x10 hardboard. Traced different buttons. Using Velcro on the back of each button and another in the traced shape in the board. You can make these to accommodate simple, 1-1’s , or make much more challenging for someone able to do this independently. Acts similar to doing a puzzle but easier. Let your mind be creative with this one!! Once I get this made I will post some pics
Susan 6th Nov 2019 Activity Director
Thank you for this Patricia I can’t wait to see your picture

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