Thank you Golden carers for all the great ideas. My residents really enjoy the quizzes and some of the craft activities. They especially want "This day in history". I try to make it a morning ritual after the newspaper reading. This month there are so many great ideas for St Patrick's day, many I have printed off to use. I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy St Patrick's day. Here is my beautiful cat, she is much more photogenic than me!
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 https://collections.rafmuseum.org.uk/ . 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.
Here is one activity
How high functioning is this client mentally??
That makes a big difference
(Didn't know if I could list the website, but we attended several years -great fun for anyone interested in aircraft.)
Thank you for sharing your great ideas
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