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Julie 30th Mar 2020 Lifestyles Coordinator
Hello! I'm starting a new job as an Activities Coordinator and I'm hoping for some "Getting To Know You" questions to ask residents. Or, any ideas that would help me get to know them better. Thank you. Julie
Susan 30th Mar 2020 Activity Director
Congratulations Julie on your new position
This website will be a great asset to you
I am not sure if you want to know the whole group of residents or each one individually or both
You can do a client assessment as suggested here
https://www.goldencarers.com/client-assessment-getting-to-know-your-client/4477/
Or you could do this
https://www.goldencarers.com/my-life-timeline/5990/

What I did when I first started a job is that I went in before I started working to talk to the residents to see what they like in general
It will take you at least three months to get to know the people I think but don’t be discouraged
Another tool is to have a resident Council meeting to see what the residents like
As suggested in other articles
talk to the staff and family members
Good luck to you and if you have anymore questions feel free to ask them
Julie 31st Mar 2020 Lifestyles Coordinator
Thank you Susan! Those are great tips, and I'm looking forward to getting to know, each resident, better!!
Susan 1st Apr 2020 Activity Director
Great keep us posted on your progress
I’ve found that learning everybody’s name can be a challenge but eventually you will get to know everyone

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