Men often gravitate towards gender specific activities. Building projects, card games and other competitive social engagements will help men stay active.
Men’s activities are challenging! The best way to find meaningful activities for men is to uncover past lifestyle choices and history - you can gather this information from residents and their families. Here are 8 tips for engaging men in meaningful activities.
We take our residents down to the local fishing club, they really enjoy this outing. The men get wheeled or walk down to the jetty and have a fish.
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This is for the men and ladies who like cars. Good for reminiscing! Includes a quiz, word search and interesting trivia.
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After watching a Montessori video I decided to make my own resources. As dementia clients retain the ability to read for a long time I use words to match with pictures.
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Here is some trivia that will appeal to Australian men.
A visual quiz - name the aircraft pictured. Men will love this one! A fun activity for seniors in nursing homes.
As the saying goes - One Person's Trash is Another Person's Art - Scavenger Collages can be made of almost anything you find or intend to throw out. This is also a great activity for men in nursing homes.
Although individuals living with dementia may not be able to calculate using money, it is recognizable to most. Coins can be stacked by size. They can be counted, and wrapped in coin wrappers.
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Ideal for men, this activity will foster friendship and bring much laughter. It would be helpful if you could find a male volunteer to sit with participants and remind them of different ways to make paper airplanes.
Creativity is a skill to be developed and cherished. There are endless ways to train and exercise the brain. The following exercises are good practice for creative thinking. Gather a group of clients and find some creative techniques to solve the following puzzles.