I just recently joined this site also and let me tell you it is WONDERFUL!!!! I am an activity director at a senior center and not only do our older seniors enjoy it but we also have a group respite program geared towards participants with dementia and Alzheimer's, that respond really well to the trivia/quizzes that the website offers. I am so thankful to have this site as a resource to assist with enhancing their quality of life!
I do room to room everything:
Beachball basketball- small beachball and dollar store laundry basket
Flamingo ring toss
Give everyone a magazine and have them find certain items for a collage: ex: food items then take every one's picks and put it together. When I have completed it I bring it around to show them what they did.
There's a bunch of crafts to do on Pinterest- in room
There are also short funny stories and jokes
Yesterday we decorated sand dollars with markers and made necklaces out of them
Tomorrow we are making beaded bracelets.
Also coloring with pencils and coloring pages off Pinterest is a good go to when I need something fast.
It sounds like you’re doing a great job
I am just curious why residents stay
in their rooms all the time