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Greetings, It is at least one week now since I discovered this website. I can assure you that I am very, very much delighted to be a member. All the information that I receive each day and as I nav
So many good ideas I just love going on and looking at all the things you post thank you
Hi all I have popped in to gather your knowledge! I have a dementia resident who is in a 'cloud chair', no teeth and continually chews the inside of her mouth, fingers or on clothing/bedding. I would
Hello just wondering what are peoples idea's on Christmas presents for aged care residents between $5-$10 per resident?
I am looking for suggestions for music bingo. I do not have a musicisn so can we use CD. Any suggestion. Thank you Marianne
Hello. I have a question. How do you deal with wanting to quite working as an Activity Director because you are so burned out and the staff seems like they just don't care. I love my residents and my
Hi everyone can anyone help me with this question please, I am doing a course and this question popped up What are the benefits of discussing person-centred options with the families and / or carers
Hi Victoria, the following suggestions can be made by some clients and watched by others, all in the spirit of Christmas. Make paper angels – Eggnog to share – Wrapping token presents to place...
Hi all, As a lifestyle coordinator l am noticing that some carer staff with no background in activities are doing activity shifts. I too once was a p.c.a but l did my diploma in order to do lifestyle
Am new at coordinating activities for senior with dementia, you have given a lot of ideas that I am using and plan on using. Goldencarers is one of its kind. Thank you.
Hello I am working in level 3 dementia, any suggestion please what kind of activity for those who are wanderers residents. Theresa
Morning everyone, im looking for ideas for any form of activities for my guys i work with as they have muddle to late dementia and some are struggling to communicate with staff. Anything will be great
We are a High Care Facility and would like to implement a "Happy Hour Program". Could anyone please give me some advice how to implement this. Thanking you in advance
I am looking for some ideas for guest speakers, the facility has very able people right through to those who require memory support. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
We play Bingo twice a week for a small chocolate prize. The residents would like to play more often, they are even willing to play without any prizes but we have been told (by a staff member) that it
It's really wonderful to see our clients so engaged with the puzzles and word searches, the Trivia is really popular and our participants get a buzz out of getting the answers correct. Golden Carers
Golden Carers has made creating our monthly rosters so much easier with fantastic ideas, games and quizzies to keep my Day Club members entertained and the brain ticking over. Thank you, the membersh
Brandel Steinmetz Nov 2, 12:00 AM AEST Hi, I live in Lakewood, New Jersey, I have a Bachelor’s Degree with a specialization in Gerontology- Recreational Therapy. I am looking to start my...
HI I have recently started in an aged care facility all indigenous/TSI dementia and english 2nd language. Looking for ideas of traditional and stimulating activities to introduce. I like to look outsi
Hello everyone, I'm doing a research project for my DT course about how isolation affects those living with dementia, I would love to hear from anyone who knows of websites, books, etc thanks
Hi!, I am a Therapeutic Recreation student in Canada. and I am looking for some non-therapeutic activities ideas to have for a long term care facility. I was given the idea of pub night but I need a
Hi solange can u recommend any activities, or crafts making for the residents i work with. Most are in middle to late stage dementia. As my manager has put me dementia champions would like any advice
Hi, I'd like to put some sort of a book together focusing on each of the residents in a memory care facility (kind of a bio). I'm having a hard time planning it out (should I have a separate book fo
Hi all, I have a few residents who get confused a bit when looking for their seating place in the dining room, I was going to put their names on a place mat but I'm worried this might be a bit childi
Hi All in a couple of weeks I'm going to have to do an activity as part of my placement assessment , I'm very nervous .. would any one have any ideas ? I did assist with a bowling activity la
Hello Fellow Activities People, I would like to find "search and find" pages, like those found in the children's magazine Highlights. Not spot the difference. This is the one where they list 10 i
Happy Hour - does anyone have any experience / suggestions / precautions about setting up a happy hour at a retirement centre for dementia?
Hi my name is Sandra Cardona . Joanna is my supervisor:) I just wanted to let you know we did the noodle soccer and the resident's loved it we laughed so hard it was super fun!. We also tried the st
Hi just wondering if anyone has ideas on health and wellbeing for staff as I am going on committee soon to imply it in our workplace any ideas welcome
I am trying to find easy fundraisers that I can do for and with my residents for the Resident council to raise funds for our entertainment fund. Do you find that entertainers are asking for an arm an
I am an occupational therapy student, and I am doing an assignment on reminiscence therepy. I was just wondering whether someone might be able to give me a rough cost of running a group session? TIA
Hi, I am looking for ideas for spiritual programs for the dementia residents I work with. I have been working with dementia residents for 10 months. So far I have done videos sing alongs reading scr
My General manager,just ask me to write a speech for the day of the elder persons as we are hosting a high tea. Not sure were to start. Any ideas would be appreciated. regards Debbie
This site is amazing!!! Ive just signed up and am already so glad I did. I have so many ideas in my head to work off!! I feel inspired and excited!!
Hello All, I did an actor/actress trivia (based from the 1950/1960's, and they loved it! I'd like to do more movie trivia, song trivia, etc. I read the description of say "Doris Day" : her movi
Hi, Any advice appreciated. I'm the activities coordinator in a nursing home. a few of my 'more able' group are poor sighted, the only thing I can do for the whole group is quizzes. Can anyone suggest
Hi there, I am working in a residential facility with residents who 90% of them are in princess chairs, or wheelchairs. They have been use to not doing anything meaningful so have become very institut
Love next years calendar. Lots of ideas. If printing just have to change Melbourne Cup to Tuesday from Wednesday. Keep up the good work/.
Hi All, We hold a Staff, Residents and Relatives Meeting every 6 months at our facility and I like to run an activity afterwards including the family members. Last meeting I ran an activity on remini
Hello I\'m some what new to the adult day center..looking for ways of setting up my member\'s admission book...labeling etc.
Hello All ~ I want to play charades with my groups of residents. Some have dementia, and others are confined to wheel chairs. Any suggestions to making it work? It needs to simple!
Dear Golden carers and all fabulous people . It would be very kind if some one could help me how to write a progress note for a client's lifestyle . I would love to learn so I can do a proper job af
Hi, I have been having issues with caregiver support and engagement. I was looking to get feedback from other Life Enrichment Coordinators about their relationship with caregivers and how they help
Hi there, May I request if we can have a proper education regarding writing a care plan and progress note. so I can learn these important things. regards,
Has anyone had any success with twiddlers for stressed/anxiety sufferers?
Has anyone ever done a show day. We are planning one for October. Having 3 side show games. Makking up sample bags. Some how would like to do fairy floss anyone have any ideas. Thanks
Hi Karin, I would be greatly interested in starting a pen/pal email relationship . I work in a facility that has 90 residents.I would have to check with work but if we good get a draft plan done on h
can anyone out there please let me know if the Focus on Activity mag is still going.