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Madeleine 23rd May 2017

Posted in Balloon Games

Thank you so much for the balloon and fly swat game suggestion. We have played it with our clients and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves as did we. A packet of three fly swats costs two dollars and a bag of balloons another three dollars so it's an inexpensive way to have fun.
Lorraine 23rd May 2017

Posted in Down Memory Lane with Autograph Books

What a great idea with autograph books reminiscence session. I will use this session in our next group activity.
Morena 23rd May 2017

Posted in Songs for Seniors Quiz

Hi, Solange, That is really great, and fantastic work. is a big job to create Senior song lyrics, Well done!!!

Regards
Morena
Sancha 23rd May 2017

Posted in Balloon tennis

Played this recently with my Dementia Residents round the table (8) and they all had such a fun time will definitely do it again. Lots of laughs from both the nurses and Residents playing and watching. Thanks for the ideas. Love Golden Carers. Cheers!
Kelly 22nd May 2017

Posted in No Sew Lavender Scented Sachets

sure to be a winner for our seniors week in August
Solange 22nd May 2017

Posted in Things that go Together Quiz #2

Hi Kelly, thank you for your feedback. There will be 'Things that Go Together" with pictures soon. We are working on it. Cheers.
Kelly 22nd May 2017

Posted in Things that go Together Quiz #2

Is there a similar game, with pictures?
theresa 21st May 2017

Posted in Ten Ideas to Celebrate International Biological Diversity Day

this is great, I use all the resources from this site, its such a relief to have so much help and great ideas for care facilitys. thankyou lots
Jane 21st May 2017

Posted in Word Game

Hi there is so much to choose from I'm printing things every night love the sound of this game so off tomorrow to buy a white board only been doing activities for one and half months it seemed so easy when I was cleaner to play odd game or quiz but full time a different matter the golden carers are brilliant.
Lisa 20th May 2017

Posted in Reminiscing: I remember my Dad

I just joined and I love it already!!!!
Joanne 19th May 2017

Posted in Ocean Themed Sing-Along with Lyrics

Just going through some other songs, if you google ocean songs there is a whole list and the website preschooleducation.com also has some easy songs. You could also extend this to some river songs as well.
Jessa 19th May 2017

Posted in Sample Activities Calendars

there were calendar templates that I have used for April and May that had nice pictures on the bottom. I could choose M-Fri and different formats. I cannot find it on the site anymore. Maybe I forgot where they were hiding? Anyone know what I am talking about?
Kaz 18th May 2017

Posted in Creative Button Tree

Am planning an Autumn themed programme and there was the idea for creative button trees, just perfect.

All that fun of painting the trees and tree talk.

Buttons also tell stories.
I think many of us have button jars or our grandmothers' did, so I look forward to some lively conversation.
Virginia 18th May 2017

Posted in 'A' My Name Is...

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: "A" My Name Is....
francita 18th May 2017

Posted in Name The Hollywood Actors

This activity went down well as part of my reminiscence activity, my residents enjoyed going back down memory lane. So glad I found this website.
Susan 17th May 2017

Posted in How to Decrease Problem Behaviors

A new article has been submitted by Susan: How To Decrease Problem Behaviors
Barbara 17th May 2017

Posted in Italian Themed Party Ideas

I'm new to this site and love it! I just submitted an easy-peasy cannoli dip recipe that is absolutely delicious!
Prep
10 m
Ready In
20 m
Beat ricotta cheese and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; add sugar and vanilla. Continue to stir mixture until sugar is completely incorporated. Fold chocolate chips through the cheese mixture.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 10 minutes.
You can use sugar cones or cannoli shells (I break them into pieces) to scoop up this delicious dip! Mangia!
Barbara 17th May 2017

Posted in Cooking for Italian Day - Cannoli Dip

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Cooking for Italian Day - Cannoli Dip
Janaya 15th May 2017

Posted in Balloon tennis

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Balloon tennis
Susan 14th May 2017

Posted in Dice Game

We have played a similar game using just one die.
Each person gets a turn rolling the die until he gets a one or chooses to stop
We add up the numbers rolled each person gets
If you want to have a winner, the one with the most points at the end of the round wins.

What is so good about this game is, that it is good for a group with mixed mental and physical abilities. You can have some group members help other group members.

It is great as a long or short activity