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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.
You're quite the special angel here to assist everyone. It takes a special kind of person to deal with seniors - they are not given the respect or credit they so deserve to have lasted this long on this earth. To have witnessed such history is amazing. So many are forgotten about and I try everyday to share RAOKs (Random Acts of Kindness) with any person I see that could use it - thank you again for the great ideas which I hope to spread around the area to help make others know how special they are.