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Patti 9th Aug 2020 Life Enrichment Director
What are some good ideas for Grandparents Day during the Covid lockdown??
Susan 10th Aug 2020 Activity Director
Hi Patti
I do not know how strict your facility is being in terms of how many people can visit if any of the residents can gather in small groups or if they have to more or less stay in their rooms
You can make copies of these poems and mail them to family members so they can read them to their grandparents on a phone call
You could have a teleconference call there are many free once you can use
You can distribute this word search
https://www.goldencarers.com/grandparents-day-word-search/3877/
Or make your own
https://www.goldencarers.com/create-your-own-word-search/3870/

https://www.goldencarers.com/blank-word-search-grid-for-residents/5160/

You may modify these activities to make them grandparents day activities

https://www.goldencarers.com/14-ways-to-improve-family-communication-during-the-pandemic/6530/
You may want to do some virtual groups such as those on zoom or create your own Facebook group
You can call family members to remind them to send cards to their loved one for grandparents day
As I said before a teleconference would be a good way to include a lot of people as long as the residents have telephones and know how to use them
You can plan a grandparents day party but do it over the phone

Patti 13th Aug 2020 Life Enrichment Director
Thank you so much for the ideas Susan!

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