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Luke 8th Aug 2020 Activities Coordonator
Hello all, I'm a activity coordinator in a care home, with patients with dementia, we are looking to do a theme on 6 units, 1920, 30 40 60 60 70 and I'm looking for free recorces and ideas please.
Thank you
Susan 9th Aug 2020 Activity Director
Hi Luke
Please clarify do you have six different units of residents or are you Doing six different themes on one place
First let me say this is very ambitious of you
I say keep it simple because you can plan some thing and then the residents don’t want to participate especially those with dementia
Perhaps you can model after with this article
This is about the 1950s
I would celebrate the birthdays Of each person born in a particular decade when you are featuring that decade
You can make invitations or flyers advertising the particular decade that you are doing
I would emphasize music because people with Dementia can really relate to thar
Let me know if you need more ideas and let the group know how your activities turned out
Luke 12th Aug 2020
6 units each unit will be done by residents and staff and me if I'm on unit that day x
Susan 13th Aug 2020 Activity Director
Hi again Luke
Thanks for the information
As I said before this is very ambitious of you
I do hope you have the cooperation of the staff
I like the ideas here
You can make invitations and decorations for you unit
Also play proper music
Here are some ideas
Ask the staff to dress in the appropriate decade
Ask family members to supply clothes for the residents to wear
If you really want to get ambitious you can invite family members as well
Do you need any more information??
Solange 16th Aug 2020 Diversional Therapist
Hi Luke,
You may start with the activities below. Search for the music of the era in Spotify. Don't forget to offer popular food, snack and sweets of these times. You may also look for 'Baby Boomers Music Quiz' 1, 2, 3, 4, in GC site. GoodLuck!
The 1930s
The 1940s and 1950s

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