This is one of many free activities.
Golden Carers has 1000s of activities and resources for senior care.
Engagement in current events.
Validation of memories.
Flag templates provided (see below)
Coloured paper, pencils, water based paints and brushes for decorating
Sit residents in a comfortable position and sit yourself in a position where most of them can see you. Read aloud some trivia about the 2012 Olympics in London. Things like how big is London, how many people, and how many times the city has hosted the Olympics (copy and paste from Wikipedia.org some historical trivia about England and the Winter Olympics).
Ask residents if they attended any event of the Winter/Summer Olympics in their lives and what athletes they remember most from past Olympics.
Ask whether they played a sport in the past and where?
Which are their favourite sports? Which sports do they most like to watch during the Olympic games?
Hand out international flags to be coloured. Use crayons, cut out coloured paper and pencils or water based paint and brushes.
String flags and place in your recreation area and other parts of your facility.
I just recently joined this site also and let me tell you it is WONDERFUL!!!! I am an activity director at a senior center and not only do our older seniors enjoy it but we also have a group respite program geared towards participants with dementia and Alzheimer's, that respond really well to the trivia/quizzes that the website offers. I am so thankful to have this site as a resource to assist with enhancing their quality of life!
Ellen Hargett Community Social Services Asst United States