The 1940s and 1950s were decades of profound and lasting cultural change. There was plenty of trauma and upheaval but in this this article we concentrate on what was good and fun!

The 1940s and 1950s were decades of profound and lasting cultural change.

Reminisce about the hobbies, mania, fashion, sports, and other frivolities of those years. Some of the fads are still around today!

  • Rock & Roll
  • Side Burns
  • Hula Hoops
  • Ant Famrs
  • Biknis
  • Chewing Gum
  • Boomerangs
  • Conical Bras
  • Bermuda Shorts
  • Ten-Pin Bowling
  • Jukeboxes

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Marnee 28th Oct 2018 Transpersonal Art Therapist
The residents loved this exercise week before last, lots of sharing, laughing and new information came to light about their passions in life. This week based on this information we did an art activity which they thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you Golden Carers for all the amazing activities it does make things easier and is stimulating and uplifting.
Talita 29th Oct 2018
Thanks so much for your feedback Marnee, it means so much to us!
Diane 25th Feb 2018 Activity Director
I would have loved the extra addition of photos for those who need visuals to stimulate memory. Thank you for the discussion though. If anyone completed the lesson using photos, please post them. Thanks!
Talita 29th Oct 2018
Hi Diane, that's a nice idea, we will organise some photos to go with the activity!
Geeta 22nd Feb 2018 Senior carer
Thank you so much to Goldencareres !! We had great time doing this activity today. Residents were so excited to talk about those days. Between our discussion I played related songs rock n roll ...yellow polka dot bikini .. :) you made my job so loving, love you Goldencarers !!
Solange 22nd Feb 2018 Diversional Therapist
Hi Geeta, thank you very much for your kind words. We so much appreciate your feedback. We are glad this activity worked for you and that you extended it with music. Well done!
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