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We are runnign a cruise ship scheme which is weekly, so we cover a country each week this can be quite hard trying to think of various things to do for different countries with lack of time. This week
Hi I am trying to change my weeklymonthly activity sheet/posters how does other activity coordinators prepare there weekly posters/sheets . Fresh ideas to help
Hi, My name is Carole and we are looking for ideas to honor all of our residents who were teachers. Does any one have any suggestions?
Does anyone have ideas of group activities that would include residents that are blind. I find myself struggling in this area, please help!.
Does anybody have an outing policy/procedure so I could have a bit of an outline in how to set one up for my facility. Mine seems to be a bit out-dated.....
Hello everyone. My nursing home just opened a memory care unit in our building. This is my first time ever running one. I also have to do the main part of the building. I feel like I have not yet brok
do you all have musical dvd. I know that is very help to all seniors
Hi everyone I thought I should introduce myself. My name is Michelle I have been an activity coordinator for 7 weeks now , I am from Scotland and work in a care home with 45 residents with mixed nee
Hello, my name is Vicki, I work at a Senior Living in Utah. My job is assistance director of Activities. ( title -Vibrant Life Director) I have been a member for 2 years. I love the ideas, and resourc
Hi all! We'd like to do some flower arranging in our residential facility but are short on funds. It might sound like a funny question but does anybody have any suggestions on how to access flowers/
I absolutely love all the activities. I am a school counselor by profession and love the Brain Crunch type activities that are language based. We do a monthly group activity and I use many of your a
Morning. I work in a care home in West Sussex UK and I am looking for a company that will come out and do armchair exercises, reminiscing, singing and games etc. We already have Kiddley Divey who
Calendar 2019. Hi all, Just wondering when the calendar for 2019 is coming out. I need to get started planning. Many thanks! Regards from Western Australia
I just joined. Im trying to find where I can add templates and photos to the calendar. I have started September Calendar but its blank. Can someone help me create a cool calendar for to of my assist
Is membership of DRTA worth it? I'm a student studying a Cert 4 in Leisure & Health at Kangan Tafe in Melbourne. I am thinking of joining DRTA for the student discounts on conferences and worksh
Good morning! Something to think about for the upcoming Holiday Season. We have a huge gratitude tree out into the dining room for everyone to view. We have residents make a leaf of what they are t
Good morning, I am looking for different seated exercise programs for our residents, any ideas or links would be much appreciated.
how do i celebrate a residents birthday i used to put up banners and ballooons then have a cake and give them a card and sing happy birthday does anyone do anything different
Hi I have organised our show week with Activities which include a Bar B Q that will be a Country theme staff will be encouraged to wear jeans and chequered shirts on the day we will also have Strawbe
Hi everyone, Does anyone know the name of any exercise DVD's for seniors, mainly wheelchair and princess chair bound. (chair exercises) I have the golden carers chair exercises and another seated DVD
Hi can anyone give any suggestions. Our facility run a bus trip once a week. Sometimes it can be a challenge to motiviate our residents to want to attend. (We always have a good time - it's just chall
Good Morning Everyone, Hope you are all having a good day. I am struggling with volunteers. I do get a lot of calls and people that come but once we go over the requirements needed to volunteer i
What are some of you planning for Assisted Living Week in September? Id love to hear some of your ideas! :)
Hi I work in the UK and would love to start a pen group up with another Nursing Home in a different country if anyone is interested? It would be wonderful to exchange letters or emails and photos.
At work today I was talking with one of the senior carers about my job, she said she would't do my job as she thinks it would be really difficult as this is more of a nursing home than a residential h
i have joined today and am so amazed by the sheer amount of oy it is bring me and my residents it is mind boggling the variety of tools Golden Carers has got and it is given me a new lease of confiden
Hi There, Has anyone had a Country & Western theme day? I would love some ideas for games from anyone who has held such a day. Thanks for the great support.
Hi! My name is Caroline. I am a Recreation Therapist in the USA. I have a particular resident who is new to our facility. She is becoming increasingly withdrawn and is having a difficult time adjustin
Just wondering how many residents everyone has and how many have full capacity ? I have 6 residents from 45 that have full capacity I feel all my group activities are always the same 6 . I do spend a
We're celebrating "National Peach Month" August 1st. and serving Peach Cobbler. Has anyone done any games using "Peaches" as the theme?
I have had a bulletin board up for a couple of months now I need to change it any ideas that I can use for June and July Thank you in advance
I absolutely love this site. I have used it in a Lifestyle Position in a Daycentre with the older Person and I now find the resources and ideas invaluable in my new role as a Recreational Activities O
Good evening, I’m looking for any national challenges that my residents can take part in, I feel we need a challenge and something to aim for.
I am a physio assistant in aged care and also community. I am looking for music to use in my group sessions also to take with me when I do community clients . My focus is on balance, strength, pain ma
I am need of quick, entertaining activities for my males on my dementia unit. We have a few at the beginning stages that need different activities. Thank you!
Hi everyone. I’ve just started working as an RAO in a 90 bed facility, just taken over by a new company. While management have asked for fresh ideas and to integrate the Montessori Approach, I’m...
We have 3 units with 15 residents in each unit , the units have mixed capacity . I was wondering if anyone can tell me if it's normal to have only a few residents each day that are interested in takin
Hello- Does anyone have any ideas for Montessori activities in the MSU to assist with increased appetite or assist with behaviors? Thanks, Sharron
Hi everyone, I'm based in Sydney and looking for recommendations for performers to come to our aged care facility. I would appreciate any contacts, cheers, Carla
Hi can anyone recommend a good upbeat armchair aerobics dvd with music well known to the older generation?
Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer. I need some help. I am an activity coordinator in a 50 bed seniors lodge. I have had quite a bit of success in the past two years finding a goo
We use Golden Carers across all 60 of our sites, it is a great resource which is used regularly.
I am Director of Activities an a Nursing home. I am so glad i found you. You have wonderful plans, games and more than teraphy for our low functions residents. Thank You from California LA
I love the Golden carers website. I get so many ideas and love being able to print off the various activity work sheets. I look forward every month to see what is on the calendar. It is so helpful in ...
Hello all! I'm in Adelaide and looking to do a 120 hour placement for my Cert IV in Leisure and Health, which I have studied though the Aust Medical Association. Would anyone have any suggestions of
Hi I am looking forwards entertainer in Auckland ,let me know if you have contact details
Hi everyone ~ I am an Activities Director at an Assisted Living Facility in Syracuse Utah USA. I am so excited to read all of the great ideas that you have.
Hello, I would like to label my sensory bins with a)what is inside..but most importantly b) who it benefits..and why it would benefit them. Any resources to make that a little easier for me?
I have started using the calendar template here on this site but is there any way to change the font; bold, highlighted, underlined, size etc?