I absolutely love this site. I find the resources and ideas invaluable in my role as a Recreational Activities Officer in a large Nursing Home. The abundance of ideas, quizzes, and printable forms are helping me help the residents find their inner “fun” which had previously been missing. THANK YOU from myself and the residents!!
So far I was thinking, A Spirit Day on Monday, Hawaiian Day on Wednesday and maybe a Carnival on Friday but I'm afraid all 3 would be too costly and out of budget. The Oscar idea is nice as it only 8 residents at a time can attend but it just repeats itself with just a different movie, definitely more cost effective.
If you have any fun ideas PLEASE let me know!
You could play 'Who is in the Photo?". Gather at least 12 baby photos and display for residents to guess who they are. They may work in groups or alone. Give clues if needed e.g. 'she works here or she/he lives here
You could also have a "Carpet Bowls Tournament". Divide residents into groups of 3 and have token prizes for the winner group. Repeat the tournament changing the group players. Here are a couple more.
'Remembering the 1960s' - with music, food, fashion, and the world without media!
'Poster Competition' - Divide them into groups of 3 to create posters with positive catch-phrases about growing old.
All the best. Keep safe.