I cant rate this site high enough. The activities and ideas are fantastic, varied and very relevant to our service. I log on every morning to see what's new and I'm always printing and using your materials. Honestly the best site I know of to provide activities for older people.
I have what may be a unique situation, but maybe not. I hope you all have some suggestions for me. The demographics of the facility where I work have changed drastically over the last year and a half. We now have mostly younger people. Most in their 50's and early 60's and most of them men. I am having a hard time finding entertainment and activities to interest both the younger and my older 80"s and 90"s. I am open to any and all suggestions. My company is asking for more activities, but the ones I am doing often get cancelled due to non attendance. Balloon Volleyball, Bingo, bring the most. Wii bowling and Bean bag toss on an average 6. Everything else is 2 to 5. Very frustrated.
Another fun thing that most enjoy is exercise, so chair exercise is always fun, pick out a few fun songs and come up with a sit down dance routine. I have bought Boomwhakers off of Amazon which are plastic musical tubes you can whack together for extra fun and sounds!
Hope this helps
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Thank you for your suggestions