I love this site, there is always an idea, quiz or craft that I can use or modify for my programs. After 35 years as an Activation Coordinator/Senior Facilitator, I am now semi-retired and running programs for individuals and small groups on Zoom (Mind Challenge/Theme Conversations & Your Story).
Love the forum idea and can see it being a real support to each other - wonderful to see the smiling faces, caring and positive attitudes that this field endangers!
Congratulations and thanks to the Golden Carers Team for a professional and well designed website that is internationally useful and user friendly!
It sounds like a fantastic idea- perhaps a novel take on the leisure or interest checklist/profile. Perhaps for a group activity the residents could each create their own bucket list, with some magazines, brochures, etc. available for inspiration. As a group you could then share what items were on your bucket list; did residents have similar items, have some residents tried activities that may have been on other's bucket lists and how did they find that activity? You could end the activity by watching the movie 'The Bucket List'.
Hope this helps!
It is great fun and interesting to listen to what some of our special friends would like to achieve in their life time. One 88yr old lady wanted to muster cattle in a helicopter!!
I have a similar thing happening at our facility. I call it The Wish List.
Residents are given an opportunity to write down a wish they would like to come true, something they would like to do for the first time or one last time. So far I have taken a lady swimming in the sea, another for a joyflight in a small aircraft, a small group out for a chinese meal, another lady out for line dancing lesson and the next on the wish list is 2 ladies off to the gold class cinema. The magic that happens when their wishes come true is amazing. As I have promoted this concept to throughout the facility, the wish list fund has been given money donations, so there is no cost to the residents, its a fabulous program.
Good Luck with your Bucket list