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John 14th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Worker

Baby Boomers Song Quiz

I sing and play guitar to a song intro. Love it.
John 14th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Worker

Baby Boomers Song Quiz

I play a song on the guitar and sing the first few lines. They love it
Nasrin 14th Aug 2020 Lifestyle

Armchair Travel to Brazil

Thank you so much . Residents love to travel in different countries. Its worth it.
P. Liliana 14th Aug 2020 Activities Coordinator

We are connected Project

I am so excited to send this activitiy home in our Activity Packets! What a terrific way of keeping our people together. I'll send a picture as soon as we get this together.
Thanks SO MUCH!
Jennifer 14th Aug 2020 Chief Of Services

Make Your Own Bookmarks

Good idea and they are flat, can be printed on card stock and easy to mail.
Andrea 14th Aug 2020 Director Of Memory Care

Old Wives Tales #1 - True or False?

My memory care residents love this! Thanks for the Great ideas you provide.
Jannet 14th Aug 2020 Recreation

Old Wives Tales #1 - True or False?

I love the Golden Carers website. I find many different activities to do with my residents. The residents really enjoy the activities.
Thank you
Kathie 13th Aug 2020 Activity C-ordinator

What Sort of Cake Quiz

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: What sort of cake ?
Kathie 13th Aug 2020 Activity C-ordinator

Where in the World Quiz

I have done something similar to the above quiz, but I included some coloured photos of the landmarks and gave the clues and then the answers, clients love the visual part of the quizzes.
Gwyneth 13th Aug 2020 Volunteer

What Would You Do?

I love your WHAT WOULD YOU DO QUESTIONS Lisa, some of them are really happening in the world every day and sometimes it is difficult to know what to do, good questions. I am wondering what kind of answers you are having! Some of the answers we get from our clients are good, and some very funny,but we never know what to expect. !!!!!!!! All the best Gwyneth
Kathie 13th Aug 2020 Activity C-ordinator

Girls Names Quiz

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: What's in a name.--Girls
Maurice 13th Aug 2020

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi Mary-anne, Cindy,

The "Weekends" option has been added back, it also now works with the PDF version. :)
Kathie 13th Aug 2020 Activity C-ordinator

Boys Names Quiz

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: What's in a name.
Terri 13th Aug 2020 Activities Director

DIY Noughts and Crosses

Looks like fun, and easy, however, what is the object of the game? is it like tic tac toe??
Lisa 13th Aug 2020 Activity Director

What Would You Do?

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: What Would You Do? (These are original scenarios I made up)
Sarah 12th Aug 2020 Home Manager

Armchair Travel to Brazil

This is fab-thank you, somewhere else we can visit
Cyndi 12th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi there, I am trying to print calendar for September but the 5 day week Mon to Frid option does not seem to be there any more, has this changed.
thankyou
Mary-Anne 12th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

I am trying to print a 5 day calendar and hide weekends, that option does not seem to be available anymore.
Joanne 12th Aug 2020 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Read Along Books for Dementia Residents

These are ones I wrote myself, not sure where you could download any. Try writing some, it's very easy. Cheers.
Kensington 11th Aug 2020 Activity Leader

Newsletter Template - August

When will the short version of the September newsletter template be available?
Gwyneth 11th Aug 2020 Volunteer

Pot Luck Quiz 13

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: POT LUCK
Debbie Lobwein 11th Aug 2020

Songs for Seniors Quiz

Thank you. I will be using ...Songs for Seniors Quiz for my Fun page section of volunteer Letters I write to residents at a nursing home that I cannot visit in person .
Jenny 11th Aug 2020 Lifestyle CoOdinator

Read Along Books for Dementia Residents

Hi Joanne is there a place we can download more of these books to print?
we have tried chicken soup but not as good as these ones :)
Gwyneth 11th Aug 2020 Volunteer

Add the Surnames Quiz

A new activity has been submitted: Add The Surnames Quiz
Gwyneth 11th Aug 2020 Volunteer

Finish the Proverbs #5

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: PROVERBS AND SAYINGS
Sandra 11th Aug 2020 Diversional Therapist

Silhouette Pictures

You're welcome
Fione 10th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator

Tennis Word Search

Thank you so much for all the great ideas.
Stay Safe xx
Karen Dries 10th Aug 2020

14 Ways to Improve Family Communication During the Pandemic

Safe activities during the epidemic. With social distancing it is difficult
Jean 10th Aug 2020 Activities Provider

This Day in History for Seniors: September

Thank you so much, that's fantastic.
Rachel 10th Aug 2020 Activity Coordinator

Beach Reminiscing

Hello. I've recently joined, I am very interested in reading about the activities people are doing when working with residents with dementia as an activity coordinator. I very happy to get tips. Thankyou. X
Jill 9th Aug 2020 Activities Coordinator

Words in Words Game

Hi,
We too in lock down. We are currently on a nine week arm chair cruise, the company have asked all homes to do it.
It was quite daunting at first but a weekly theme has given me some nice projects to work on.
There are some great ideas on Golden Carers for countries.
I also incorporate foot spas, pedicures, manicures, quizzes.
Gwyneth 9th Aug 2020 Volunteer

Finish the Song Line Quiz

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: NAME THAT TUNE (it can also be a good old fashion sing-a-long - some clients may know the words of some of the songs and sing them without music , we can't stop some of our clients having a go, try it, and have fun now the words of some of the the songs and sing it without music.without music
Julianne 9th Aug 2020 Activities Officer

Charades

I have played Charades many times with my residents and they all have so much fun, staff all get involved as well.
Jean 9th Aug 2020 Activities Provider

This Day in History for Seniors: September

Is it going to become a regular feature? I would love to use it at 10AM teatime each day but do appreciate that it is a lot of work.
Jean 8th Aug 2020 Activities Provider

Armchair Travel to Brazil

Thank You for this, we can afford to do a trip every month.
Monica 7th Aug 2020 Lifestyle Co-ordinator

Words that start with 'Th'

This site is amazing, the quizzes are wonderful
All of the activities tie in with a new program that will be starting at our facility called move and groove.
Nicki 7th Aug 2020 Live In Carer

Cars Quiz, Trivia and Word Search

Wow this is amazing thank you!
Ann 6th Aug 2020 Lifestyle & Well-being Assistant

Who Am I? August Birthdays

Love this activity. My Participants did too. Thank you
Gwyneth 6th Aug 2020 Volunteer

All About Birds Quiz

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: QUIZ LL BOUT BIRDS
Leonie 6th Aug 2020 Community Support Worker

Jokes for International Beer Day

My clients have a great laugh at the jokes. Keep them coming.
Michelle Shields 6th Aug 2020

50 Activities for the Elderly in Lockdown and Isolation

Our residents are also in lockdown and in their rooms. I have given craft and scrap booking activities out to around 10 residents and I’m purchasing more scissors etc to make packs for others. With only 2 lifestyle staff to 120 residents it’s overwhelming. A lot are just feeling lonely and are happy for the company, but with so many and just two of us it’s hard, especially as all the care plans and paper work is still required. Now they have requested we assist with feeds. So typical of age care not to employ more people instead just stretch the already stressed staff into covering other areas. So overwhelmed and undervalued
SandrA 6th Aug 2020 Retired/carer

20 Practical Activities for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Two years ago I made a fiddle muff for my husband who thought it was"a load of rubbish" now two years later he loves it, I think we just have to be aware of the progression of the illness. I LOVE THIS SITE. We do a quick activity every day and a big activity, about an hour, once or twice a week. There are so many ideas no-one needs to be stuck even with little or no money Thank-you so very much. Not all work but no reason to give up.
chanel baker 6th Aug 2020

The Price is Right Game

I will try these games with my residents seems like lots of fun
Sherlene 6th Aug 2020 Activities Coordinator

Three Clues - What Do They Have In Common?

Thanks for the new activity. Going to use it today!
Hanneke 5th Aug 2020 Manager Services

Newsletter Template - August

I have said it before but I have to say it again: I LOVE THIS!
We just released our first ever newsletter and this template made it so much easier and saved us so much time, thank you.
I would love to see the newsletters that were created with this template to share ideas with each other. Our newsletter is attached
Maria 5th Aug 2020 Activities Coordinator

Beer Hummus

I am a relatively new activity co ordinator in a age care facility. I have found golden careers a great source of information and wonderful ideas. Thank you
Gwyneth 5th Aug 2020 Volunteer

20 Tiny Fingers Singalong

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: This is a a lovely little song -it will really send you down Memory Lane to when some of us were young Mams and Dads - it is called 20 Tiny Fingers, 20 Tiny Toes, sung by the Stargazers, u tube
Gwyneth 5th Aug 2020 Volunteer

Are You Lonesome Tonight? Senior Citizens Version

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT /Song or Poem with apologies to Elvis Presley
Diane 5th Aug 2020 Recreation Team Leader

Recycled Dream Spring Tree

Once again thank you so much to allowing us to share all the wonderful ideas that are on golden carers, it is so helpful and inspiring and they give our residents so much fun and the feeling of achievement once we have completed them and it is great that we can spread the days out and do a lot over time rather than in one session.
THANK YOU ALL
Sue 5th Aug 2020 Activities Co-ordinator

Old Wives Tales #1 - True or False?

The residents really loved this, Is there any more coming?
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