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Grace 25th Aug 2022 Wellbeing Coordiator
Hello! Please can I have some guidance of activities for a gentleman who used to be an electrical engineer on aircrafts?
Kay E 26th Aug 2022 Activities
Hi Grace! Something he could tinker with might be of use. Can your maintenance dept supply you with a non-working item to see if he could figure out the problem with it perhaps? Obviously you'd need to risk assess that and supervision must be considered. Even if they asked his opinion on some electronics-related issue, that could brighten his spirits.

Failing that there are loads of beginner electronics kits upwards you can buy that might be useful. Ditto on the supervision and risk assessment.

If his experience is military related (or even if not), could your local RAF Air Cadets arrange a visit to see him or vice versa and talk about/ask about planes and their electronics? Worth asking them and would make a fantastic intergenerational activity as well.

The RAF museum site has various online collections as well which can be filtered to include just aircraft if he's more of a visual person . The whole site is a fab resource in general.

Do you have an airport close at hand that you could arrange a tour of or some type of visit? Sometimes organisations that you least expect to do much for you will help a lot if they know it's someone linked to their own professional background.

Personally I find ebay a goldmine of useful books when it comes to more specialised interests so even try casting your eye over that.

It's hard to think of much else when your specific circumstances are unclear (e.g. care home, day care centre, at home, transport options etc) and your gentleman's abilities, but hope that helps at least a little.

take care
Susan 26th Aug 2022 Activity Director
Hi Grace
Here is one activity
How high functioning is this client mentally??
That makes a big difference
Felecia 26th Aug 2022
Air show events televised or on line. Reno Air Races (Nevada) are September 14-18, 2022. Will have many types of planes, (military, commercial, personal and even home built) demonstrations and races.

(Didn't know if I could list the website, but we attended several years -great fun for anyone interested in aircraft.)

Susan 27th Aug 2022 Activity Director
Hi Kay
Thank you for sharing your great ideas
Susan 27th Aug 2022 Activity Director
Hi Felicia
Very good idea
Thanks for sharing
Grace 5th Sep 2022 Wellbeing Coordiator
Dear all, thank you so much for you suggestions. No luck as of yet with encouraging engagement with the ideas mentioned, but I will keep trying. Thank you all, and your suggestions have spurred on some ideas of my own :)

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