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Kathy 11th Sep 2020 Activities Cordinator
Hello ,
I am working at 6 different group home setting , (Adults with behavior) doing activities on a low budget. I was wondering if any one could help with ideas of stocking supplies for each home? I realize I will have to share some stuff and transport between houses. But I need to start from the ground up. all supplies for crafts games,trivia.etc......i heard about oriental trading company for supplies,garage sales, any ideas would be so appreciated! Thank you.
Susan 12th Sep 2020 Activity Director
Hi Kathy
Why not set this up or something like it
https://www.goldencarers.com/bored-board-brain-training-for-seniors/6212/
Hi used a hanging shoe holder to do this
Have a meeting with the residents and see what they want in it
I used oriental trading a lot
Look at the clearance items and look at the items that are not perfect
When you do your search always search for priced from low to high
Sometimes you can get a really good deal
Also they have free shipping periodically make sure you take advantage of that
I also went to the dollar store a lot
Ask for donations
Realize that some of things are going to go missing so don’t spend too much money on any one thing
This article may help you find free or low cost items
https://www.goldencarers.com/optimal-activities---marketing-fundraising-sourcing-free-resources/5105/
Susan 13th Sep 2020 Activity Director
Hi again Kathy
Some inexpensive things you can have at each home are
Beach balls and balloons which can blow up as needed
Playing cards
Paper and writing implements
All of these things can be you in multiple ways
https://www.goldencarers.com/balloons-and-bubbles/5302/
https://www.goldencarers.com/15-exercise-program-alternatives-for-senior-care/6319/

https://www.goldencarers.com/playing-cards-all-inclusive-games-for-seniors/5236/


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