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Mary LYnn 28th Jun 2020 Activities Director
I am brand new to this site and to Activities Director at a Senior Citizen Day Service Facility. I am beyond excited to fill up our calendar with fun filled activities, crafts and events. We are reopening July 6th with limited clients at first. All new rules and regulations. Each client is receiving their own personalized plastic storage box with lid (size of a boot box) to store their items etc..
I have read TONS of clever ideas here on this site but if any one wants to share with me any particular activities or crafts that work best with limited attendance also including social distance and cognitive impairments, I would appreciate it profusely!
Hugs and Happiness xoxo Mary Lynn
Talita 28th Jun 2020
Mary Lynn thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy you have joined our community! All the very best to you! xx
Susan 29th Jun 2020 Activity Director
Hi Mary Lynn
First of all congratulations on your new position
I am sure you will do a great job
I would talk to the residents that are there and see what they like to do
You can have wonderful activities but if no one likes to do them what good are they
I think you want to do things to get to know the residents
Here are some ideas
https://www.goldencarers.com/my-life-timeline/5990/
You can make the timeline the size of the box and put it on that when they’re done
You can also do exercise if the residents like doing that although I think exercise is a good idea and you can convince the residents of this
You can have the residents make props that they can use for the exercise group
They can keep those in their box also
https://www.goldencarers.com/exercise/
Another good idea is to have a sing-along
Let the residents pick the songs they like and then you can make some sheets for each person which they could decorate or not
They can also keep them in their box

https://www.goldencarers.com/search/#stq=Senior%20song%20quiz&stp=1

https://www.goldencarers.com/free-music-playlists-for-the-elderly/4298/

These are just a few ideas let me know if you need more
Also let us know what time for work for you


Mary LYnn 29th Jun 2020 Activities Director
thank you so much. I am learning so much from this site and I am definitely going to do some research from these links. I work from 8am to 3:30 PM

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