Thank you for your fantastic resources which I have utilised for some time now for the Golden Age Club which our church has run for almost 40 years. Thanks again, you provide a very valuable service which in the years to come will no doubt be more relevant as our population ages.
Golden Carers has been such a help to increase the range of activity sessions that we provide. Our residents love so many of the activities that are on here. It is also lovely that we can share our own idea's to help others. I am so glad that we signed up to Golden Carers - I am always recommending it to other activity coordinators locally.
I need some new ideas.
Does anybody have any ideas for exercise type activities???
Try some of these activities
Remember people but dementia like repetitive activities because they know what’s coming next so even though you are bored they may not be
I especially like using music with exercise such as singing this song if you’re happy and you know it and then let the residence suggest things that you could do besides clapping your hands and stamping your feet if they need help you can help them
You can also add ideas for any of the holidays in the month that you were thinking of
Reminiscing on exercising is also a good idea and it can change with the different groups that you do
If Residents are having trouble giving you a response say tell me about instead of asking a question and give them a choice of two answers or you can say I can tell by your smile that you want to do whatever it is you want to do
Thank you for that suggestion Kathleen
I am also an activity co-ord in a hospital, elderly care wards. Around half our patients have dementia. I haven't been able to find another AC is a similar setting. Would be interesting to talk about what we do. Please email me if you'd like - [email protected]