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Tricia 31st Aug 2021 Recreation Therapist
Any suggestions on how to celebrate Oktoberfest without alcohol…
I work at a VA so many of my veterans struggle with alcoholism… I am planning a mule wagon ride, some yard games and pretzels with cheese sauce… in case the weather doesn’t cooperate - any other suggestions? I am on a sub-acute rehab unit with several veterans with dementia….
Susan 31st Aug 2021 Activity Director
Hi Trisha
You can use some of these ideas
I was not allowed to serve alcohol either so I either made a non-alcoholic punch with Gingerale and some kind of fruit juice or a used root beer as the beer
Coleen 2nd Sep 2021 Activities Assistant
I'm planning a pub themed day and will serve SPARKLING APPLE CIDER instead of beer.
Nancy 2nd Sep 2021
I work at a senior center and we are going to celebrate with pretzels and root beer. You could also have ginger beer.
Susan 2nd Sep 2021 Activity Director
Hi Coleen n Nancy
Thank you for your input
Sounds like you’re going to have lots of fun
Good ideas
Rohan 5th Sep 2021 Activities Assistant
Hi was wondering how I can celebrate Okotberfest for dementia residents without alcohol at my workplace . Is their anything else I can do for them that they can enjoy .
Susan 7th Sep 2021 Activity Director
Hi Rohan
You can use some of the ideas suggested here are some of the ideas from this article
Music and food are always great to use
Vasiliki 7th Sep 2021 Leisure And Lifestyle Coordinator
We have regular festivities and use zero alcohol beer or wines. They taste and smell very similar to the real deal....
Susan 9th Sep 2021 Activity Director
Hi Vasilki
Thank you for the information
Can you tell us what specifically you served to drink??

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