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Sharon 17th May 2024 Co Ordinator

Pot Luck Quiz 79 (Easy)

My Computer states Ice Hockey is the national sport of Canada
Shelly Kunz 16th May 2024

Twister Bean Bag Toss

I also play this with my residents. I used a Black sharpie marker and wrote different point values on each circle. Example - 20, 30,50 etc.
Margaret 16th May 2024 CHSP CoOrdinator

Armchair Travel to Japan

My Ladies loved our last trip to Ireland and got such a surprise when I handed them their
FIRST CLASS Boarding Passes!!!!!!! Most had never been in First Class before. Then when I gave then their passports they where so thrilled, you couldn't wipe the smiles from their faces.
We are off to Japan in June, so I am busy getting things organised for the trip.
Thanks for the AWESOME things you have on offer to make all our jobs so much easier and our participants days that much more enjoyable!!!! THANK YOU
Elizabeth 16th May 2024 Carer/LLO

AFL Tipping 2024

this is an awesome way for our Tipping and the residents love it. The fixtures for the rest of the season is out and I would like to continue with the same format, are we able to update?
Naomi 13th May 2024 Activity Carer

10 Ways to Use Sensory Boxes & Multisensory Spaces

Yes i am also new to the sight and am so relieved to find so many ideas all on one sight and not have to spend hours on the internet looking for ideas, quizes and games, thank you all very much for offering so much. Its not only amazing it gets me excited to prepare secessions for my 1 on 1 dementia clients i have.
Rebecca 11th May 2024 M.O.W. Site Manager

Guess The Logo Visual Quiz

thank you, Rebecca-what a great way to start having some with activities with our new Silver Seniors Activity in Whitney TX. xo
Naomi 10th May 2024 Activity Carer

10 Ways to Use Sensory Boxes & Multisensory Spaces

I work with a blind person one on one and i went through my kitchen for all kinds of containers or jars that have lids, some screw some you have to pull, all different kinds and then i found objects also round the house to put an object in the bottle or container. The lady had to work out how to open the container and then figure out what was inside, it worked very well, I put in all kind of different odd things i found in the house.
Lisa 9th May 2024 Activities for Seniors

Name the Orchestral Instrument

Can you create a page like this (that I can copy on paper) of animals?
They like the name the instrument, famous person, car logo, etc.

Thank you!
Cheryl 7th May 2024 Activities Manager

How to Make Homeless Mats from Grocery Bags

We make ours on a loom, but we use milk bags!
Canadian eh!
We have made over 1,000 mats.
Letitia 7th May 2024 4theLOv3!

Residents' Meeting Prompts

This is excellent! We have tried written surveys and, even anonymous, some people are unwilling to share! They don't talk too much during resident council, either. This will help prompt more input. I can't wait to use it.
Dayani 7th May 2024 Lifestyle Coordinator

Redefining Roles: 10 Principles of Person-Centered Care

Excellent information for the resident's care plans and the care plan reviews. Thank you, Golden Carers,
Letitia 4th May 2024 4theLOv3!

Create your own Word Search!

Absolutely brilliant and easy! The residents I serve LOVE word searches and we provide them weekly. It's so difficult to find pertinent ones for them that are easy to read!!! Thank you so much! I plan to make many more! I just made one for skilled nursing week.
Trina 4th May 2024 Activity Director

Storytime and Memory Challenge

Love this, we wish there were more of these on here!
Tracy 1st May 2024 Activities Coordinator

Newsletter Template - June 2024

Thank you for these templates as I am new to the activities team and I just produced my first newsletter and I got such great feedback from the residents
Renee 30th Apr 2024

Things that go Together Quiz

This was so much fun. We used a time limit and the only rule was GET ALL THE ANSWERS.

YES, they copied, snuck peeks at other players answers, moved around, talked really loud, and TOTALLY ENJOYED DOING SO! ????

Cheryl 30th Apr 2024 Activities Manager

DIY Horse Racing Game

Our residents love horse racing, we made our horses with pool noodles (one noodle makes 2 horses) and then we put them on plungers.
Teresa 30th Apr 2024 Support Worker

How To Make Art Fun!

Keep it simple but pleasing to the individual...
Phyllis 29th Apr 2024 Activities Director

International Radio Facts & Trivia

These materials are wonderful and help me fill out my National Nursing Home Activities week. We are also having a live reading of an old radio show, "The Bickersons, 2nd Honeymoon". and will have residents participating with sound effects and reading commercials. This site is the best!!
Christine 29th Apr 2024 Retired

True Or False Quiz #8

The quizzes you offer are extremely popular with the Residents where I Volunteer.. it is heartwarming to see how much they all remember even though all diagnosed with varying levels of Dementia and all very different ages.
Having a son living in Melbourne who I visit from the UK the Aussie connection is interesting. Many thanks ..Christine
Paula 29th Apr 2024 Lifestyle Lead

Karaoke Happy Hour

I have only been in the role since February , on a secondment for 6 months, your site was suggested by another lifestyle lead in a sister home. I am so glad she did , there are some great ideas and the templates are a godsend. I need to make the decision as to whether I carry on in the role , and now I have you guys my confidence is growing.
Kathy 28th Apr 2024 Melville SC Coordinator

ANZAC Day Word Search

Hi Janine, thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't tried that but I gave it a go and it worked! It's good to know I can use this for other topics too. Appreciate it!
Rhonda 27th Apr 2024 Activity Director

The History of Bingo Presentation

At my facility, we do prizes for bingo. We usually get them from Dollar Tree or we make every other game a dollar prize.
Janine 26th Apr 2024 Program Manager

ANZAC Day Word Search

Hi Cathy, I'm in Australia & I made this with Oz in mind. Did gou know you can make your own ones on here? Highly recommend it. I do it all the time.
Once I did one with my seniors making suggestions on a topic then input it to the DIY page. We printed it off & completed it immediately. Good fun.
Gwyneth 26th Apr 2024 Volunteer

Pot Luck Quiz 77

Thanks for the feedback Gwyneth
Rhonda 26th Apr 2024 Activity Director

8 Ways to Celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week in 2024

Love The Golden Carers As Well!!

Thanks for all you do!
The Wardwell 25th Apr 2024 Activities Director

Pot Luck Quiz 77

Want to say how much these printable activities is appreciated. I have been creating packets as we are in a Covid isolation with 23 cases. It is the most I've seen. Even being 2024, this population still gets sick from this virus. Your activities have been helpful in that I don't have to do the research to create my own. They are all prepared and ready to go. Thank you all! It is certainly helping our residents to stay engaged and provide them with something fun to do.
Sincerely, Amber T. - 24 years in activities.
Kelley 24th Apr 2024 Rec Therapy

Sunflowers Poster Group Activity

Well this was fun! Thanks for the idea and templates!
Marieta 23rd Apr 2024 Healthcare Assistant

This Day in History for Seniors: June

I’m so grateful that I found this site Golden Carers.Being new as an activity coordinator I need more ideas to give more activities for an elderly mostly with dementia. I found this site very helpful .Thank you so much.
Laurel 23rd Apr 2024 Care Corodinator

Newsletter Template - June 2024

I can't find May News Letter Template, only June???
Fiona 20th Apr 2024 Activities Co Ordinater

Peacock Collage Group Project

We had great time doing this activity in are Care home.
Thanks for the idea
Fiona Cameron
Isaac 18th Apr 2024 Patient Care Manager

This Day in History for Seniors: April - 2nd Edition

Thank you so much for this site... we are way up North in Canada run out of ideas, the staff have truly been utilizing this site. Programs are a whole new level as well as the motivation from the team.
thank you
Kathy 16th Apr 2024 Melville SC Coordinator

ANZAC Day Word Search

This is a really good idea. Because it's ANZAC, and because I'm from New Zealand, I just wish it had 'New Zealand' amongst the word list too!
Marie 15th Apr 2024 Manager

Daily Devotion

Thank you Stefanie for this. It is a great reminder that in our caring roles we should not only tend to the physical, mental and psychological, but also the spiritual; the whole person. Many of our clients are no longer able to attend places of worship, so bringing worship to them, through a time of devotion to God, is so very important and well appreciated.
Lezlie 14th Apr 2024 Assisted Living Manager

Newsletter Template - April 2024

I’m so happy to have found you! I’m a new manager at a new ALF, working hard to keep our residents happy and engaged! I created our first newsletter and now have your resources to help build more creativity and content with confidence! Say that fast three times! ???? Thank you!
Gwyneth 14th Apr 2024 Volunteer

Items of Clothing Word Scramble

Thanks Lisa for the feedback its really appreciated. Gwyneth
Karma 13th Apr 2024 Activities Director

Farm scavenger hunt

This looks fun! However, I don't fully understand the instructions. Could you give more details on how this is executed? Thank you!
Karma 13th Apr 2024 Activities Director

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

This looks great; however, the tick sheet is not provided
Leticia 13th Apr 2024 Activity Director

Magazine Scavenger Hunt

Thank you for sharing its a lot of help
Lisa 12th Apr 2024 Activities for Seniors

Items of Clothing Word Scramble

Fantastic! Thank you
Jill 11th Apr 2024 Director,Life Enhancement

Spring Bonnet Door Wreaths

I am happy to hear that your residents enjoyed the craft! Thank you for sharing!
Carolyn 10th Apr 2024

Peanut Auction

Do you show the gift or wrap it? . I also play bingo with the group, when they win they can take a quarter or buy a bag, sometimes it could be a zonk. But they love this
Vanessa 9th Apr 2024 Activity Coordinator

Create your own Word Search!

I did know how easy it was going to be!First time to do this and it was brilliant!I created a UFO word search for one of our clients and he absolutely loved it!
Cindy 8th Apr 2024 COTA

Spring Bonnet Door Wreaths

I did this activity with some of my residents, and they were delighted with the results!
Somita 8th Apr 2024 Special Care Program Director

Word Ladder #8

Hello to Everyone!

I am looking for some interactive sensory programs for mild stage dementia care residents.

Brandy 8th Apr 2024 Activity Director

Twister Bean Bag Toss

I play this with my residents on a regular and they love it. Sometimes we play in teams and sometimes we play in group but individually. Either way they really enjoy this game.
David 7th Apr 2024

How to Run Group Exercise Sessions for the Elderly

Do you have a list of songs to play during the session? Thank you so much for all the great ideas. :)
Lisa 7th Apr 2024 Care Giver For Seniors

Complete the 1950s Song Titles

For complete the 1950s song titles is there a phrase I could download to play for visually impaired or dementia clients as when we ask some can answer some can only answer auditoryily.
Alexandra 5th Apr 2024 Activities Co Ordinator

Chilean Trivia

There are so many fantastic ideas here. So glad to have this resource available.
Anna 5th Apr 2024 Recreation

Bottle Chickens Craft

I wish there were instructions attached to this for easy group program run.
Tracey 4th Apr 2024 Activities Officer

Word Ladder #8

These are great and the residents love them.