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Laura 11th Jul 2021 Day Service Coordinator
Hi all
I am a new day service coordinator for a new day service for 15 ladies (Golden Girls) aged from 65 to 70 years of age and all of which have intellectual disabilities. Some of the ladies have more capacity than others and some are more mobile than others. Many of the ladies are non-verbal. I have been asked to build a programme of meaningful activities for the ladies Monday to Friday from 11 am to 1 pm daily, also all the ladies would not attend together, we have pod system due to Covid Restrictions, The Maximum number of ladies I would have would be 5. I have a few ideas ie. Card Making, reminiscence work, Flower arranging, chair exercise, Arts and crafts, bingo hand and head massage etc.

I would appreciate any ideas or advice on how to start this programme up so that the ladies all get something meaningful and fulfilling from it.

Kind regards

Susan 12th Jul 2021 Activity Director
Hi Laura
Congratulations on your new role
It seems that you have some great ideas
Have you thought about playing bunco
It is a fun game that requires very little skill and can be adapted to multiple situations
I think playing other dice games and card games
Parties are always a good idea and perhaps getting some entertainment
Spiritual activities also are helpful

Susan 13th Jul 2021 Activity Director
Hi again Laura
I thought of some more ideas
Music is always a good singing listening to it moving to it
Horse racing
This activity is good make sure to read the comments
For those who cannot speak but understand you you can use these Cue cards

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