How to Use Conversation Cards to Connect Residents

How to Use Conversation Cards to Connect Residents

User Profile By Haley Burress   United States

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Strike up conversation and increase the connections between residents by using strategically placed conversation cards throughout your community and in your calendar.

A friendship begins with a conversation, but some residents need a little extra help getting a friendly chat started. You can use conversation cards to help stoke the relationships and encourage more peer connection within your community.

In this article we cover:

  • What Are Conversation Cards?
  • What Are the Benefits of Conversation Cards?
  • Where and When to Use Conversation Cards
  • Making Your Own


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Susan 17th Mar 2021 Activity Director
Hi Natalie
Sounds like a great ideaThanks for sharing it
Natalie 17th Mar 2021 Leisure Services Coordinator
these are great for socials. especially as we start group activities up again with residents having to stay 6 feet apart. You can call out some questions over the microphone and have residents raise their hands or give them the conversation cards and let them write down answers and then collect them and give out some of the answers. For instance for St Patty's Day I am having residents say their favorite color of the rainbow, name some thing green, and what they would do if they were as small as a Leprechaun.
Nikki 9th Mar 2021 Day Centre Coordinator
I've used cards with only a picture as the picture can be interpreted in many ways. This allows me to tailor a prompt/question according to the person who has drawn that card. Many of our participants have dementia and now find reading difficult - pictures remove that pressure.
Susan 10th Mar 2021 Activity Director
Hi Nikki
Thank you for sharing this information
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