I just recently joined this site also and let me tell you it is WONDERFUL!!!! I am an activity director at a senior center and not only do our older seniors enjoy it but we also have a group respite program geared towards participants with dementia and Alzheimer's, that respond really well to the trivia/quizzes that the website offers. I am so thankful to have this site as a resource to assist with enhancing their quality of life!
for each season. I really don't have a clue and my budget is not big.
Anyone have any ideas Please
A paper plate is a good framework to start with. Two plates together make it stronger. Recycling cards that express their interests eg flowers, pets, fishing to glue on. You can fill with paper flowers, favourite colours, buttons, footy teams ect. Being able to choose and reminisce will lead you to their likes and dislikes. These can be made to be seasonal or events by colours and pictures
We have made wonderful Christmas wreaths, small and large, just out of recycled Christmas cards. It's so simple just gluing them together, they don't have to be perfect. And they can be decorated with a bit of glitter, bows or whatever. You could also use plain card and decorate with autumn leaves or just use cutouts of autumn leaves to make the wreathes.
What we did - was use wire coat hangers - make them round - wrap tinsel around them tightly so they are 'thick' looking - then download some pictures from 'Golden Carers' web site to match the season.
This is quick and the residents can wind the tinsel and colour the pictures and then blue tack them to their doors. Hope this is of some help