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Kay 14th Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

Newsletter Template - August 2020

Thank you so much for the template! Makes it much easier for tech challenged me to produce something professional looking!
Leonie 14th Jul 2020 Community Support Worker

True or False Quiz #2

Love the activities
Ruth 14th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Newsletter Template - August 2020

Fantastic Newsletter Template I used this and had such amazing feedback from staff and Residents. Thank you
Lesley 14th Jul 2020 Events Coordinator

Louis Armstrong and Others Sing Along - Instrumental and Song

The power of music - heart beat and meaningful memories
Tammy 14th Jul 2020 Activity Director

How to Support Residents in Lockdown

When residents are on lockdown how are all of you helping your residents cope with not being able to go out shopping?
Dawn 14th Jul 2020 Community Life Director

Chocolate Holiday Trees

We are going to do this for our Christmas in July week celebration.
Julianna 13th Jul 2020 Disability Support Worker And Dementia Carer

Sewing Machine Twiddle Muff Sleeve

I'm going to make a variation on this for a 30 year old with severe disabilities. Many thanks Leesha for providing me with a starting point!
Aqila 13th Jul 2020 Lifestyle Facilitator

Aromatherapy Inhalations

Great ideas ,very helpful and low cost activites to consider in aged the idias.
Cherral 13th Jul 2020 Lifestyle Assistant

Nine Letter Word Puzzles

Our resident thoroughly enjoy the activity and the challenge great brain teaser
Mary 13th Jul 2020 Activities Director

Words in Words Game

Please post more words in words games !! I have this exercise on my calendar weekly !!! Thanks
Maureen 11th Jul 2020 Personal Carer

Community Scrapbook Quilt

i love this site give me lot of new ideas to put a across to our community manager.thank you for sharing xo
Janet 11th Jul 2020 Coordinator, Adult Day Center

10 Lifelong Learning Themes for the Elderly

This post has really inspired me! I send out weekly packets to our seniors while we are shutdown and I'll enclose Lifelong Learning in them.

We haven't had any clients for four months...your ideas will keep me from getting rusty!

Thank you!
Delane 10th Jul 2020 Director

Newsletter Template - August 2020

Yes I love this!! Just what I have been looking for!!
Thank you, please send more!!
Janette 10th Jul 2020 Programs Officer

AFL Tipping 2020


Leigh-Ann 9th Jul 2020 Recreation Therapist

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Did you receive my attachments ?
Kathleen 9th Jul 2020 OT &PT Assistant

How to Manage Aggressive Behavior

I work in a Dementia Wing, and we get aggressive behaviour all the time, different things work on different residents obviously .Some residents will go for a walk away from everyone. Or ask them very quietly And slowly what’s upsetting them and if communication is not good, maybe suggest are they hungry ,thirsty, wanting to go to the toilet ,sometimes not always it’s sometimes the simple things .
To agree and support what ever is worrying them ,ask them if there is anything I can do to help, if a resident says Go Away ,do it don’t continue trying to talk, watch them from a distance and come back 10 mins later ,with a smile on your face and say good morning like it’s been the first time they have seen you. Knowing your resident is the key, Not every thing works but it’s trial and error.
Karen 9th Jul 2020 Activities Co-ordinator

Three of a kind

We do this as a group activity and see how many of each category we can get.

I add them all up and at times we have got well over 100, I keep score for each letter and we try to better the score each time.

We have 5 different areas - girls names, boys names, foods, drinks and Countries.
Solange 9th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

3 Minute fudge

Hi Linda, I'm sorry the fudge didn't set. It probably did not cook long enough. I am not a big fan of the microwave so I do it in the non-stick saucepan. You could try taking you fudge and putting it back in a no-stick saucepan with a teaspoon of butter (medium heat). Stir constantly until the mixture starts coming away from bottom and sides of the saucepan as you do in the recipe for Brigadeiro, the Brazilian bonbon. Anything cooked with condensed milk needs to be well cooked to set properly. I do hope this recommendation solves your problem.
Brenda 8th Jul 2020 Activity Coordinator

Community Scrapbook Quilt

That's awesome! I am happy to know I inspired you to make a community project. I really does create a sense of unity especially during this pandemic. Happy creating everyone!
Brenda 8th Jul 2020 Activity Coordinator

Community Scrapbook Quilt

I do not have any pictures of the garden fence or memorial garden fence, but here is a similar picture I found on Pinterest . I hope this inspires everyone!
Emma 8th Jul 2020 Nurse

Community Scrapbook Quilt

We are facilitating the community quilt activity on the eldercare ward at our hospital. Patients love the idea of a long term project, to work on. As staff, we are looking forward to having a positive reminder of what we achieved during the pandemic.
Leesha 8th Jul 2020 Coordinator Day Centre

Target Letter Game 1

Thank you for this activity. We played on the whiteboard and managed to get everyone in the group involved - fantastic!
Linda 8th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapy Asst

3 Minute fudge

We made this yesterday, and it still isn't set!
Has anybody else had this problem?
Leigh-Ann 8th Jul 2020 Recreation Therapist

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Thanks for the reply. We print it on Tabloid, so it it big paper but it is still in 10 font which makes it hard for the residents to see... is there any way of making it bigger font but still on 1 page?
Maurice 7th Jul 2020

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi Leigh-ann!

I'm curious, could you attach an example one of your calendars? And do you have any examples of previous calendars? Did they all fit in your previous template? I'd love to see an example.

Here are some ideas you can try with these templates?

1. Paper Size: One option is to select the largest paper size you're able to print. In a lot of cases, this is A3 / Tabloid. The more space on the page, the less cluttered the calendar report will be!

2. DOC Multi-Page: In a lot of cases, the Word Document version of the calendar is better for complex calendars as it gives you options to easily edit the content later.

3. Multi-Page PDF: If you're using the PDF option, make sure you click the "Multi-Page PDF" option. This will stop the system from trying to squeeze everything on to one page, and instead let it print onto multiple pages!

4. Font Size: Changing font size is an option for the Word Doc version, however, to get it working with PDFs you have to check the Multi-Page PDF described above!

5. Hide Weekends: If you don't schedule activities on weekends, you can actually hide them and just print a 5-day calendar!

6. Change Orientation: Sometimes printing in portrait mode (instead of landscape) can provide a cleaner calendar, especially when combined with Hide Weekends and Large Paper Size!

Let me know how you go :)
SandrA 7th Jul 2020 Retired/carer

Beach Reminiscing

We did the seaside activity yesterday it worked really well. We had mocktails and because it was all pretend even my husband who shudders at anything new was willing to try it. Thank-you so much for this brilliant website. We try to do something every day, the volcano of bicarb and vinegar didn't work for us my husband thought it was going to explode and no ammount of reassurance could help, because he has dementia, once he gets a thought in his head you cannot shift it.
Solange 7th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi Leigh-Ann, we did the same; font 10 for the calendar but then we printed it in A3 form and placed one copy in each seniors' bedroom. This way it made it easier for them to read and inform their relatives and friends when visiting.
Penny 7th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Card Concentration

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Card Concentration
Leigh-Ann 7th Jul 2020 Recreation Therapist

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi, Love the calenders; however there is not enough space in each day box for all the programs! I got it to fit in size 10 Font but that is pretty small for seniors eyes. Would be great if you could cut off the bottom of the calender so you can expand your daily box room!
Geetaa V Sharmaa 6th Jul 2020

How to make Twiddlemuffs

Thank you so much Solange and Susan :) for your suggestions. I am from Toronto, Canada, so i will probably try to find a location near my place where i can drop the twiddle muffs off. if you know of any center in Toronto, please let me know
Kathryn 6th Jul 2020 Personal Trainer

Find The Hidden Objects - Car Yard

leisha 5th Jul 2020 Enrolled Nurse Therapy Assistant

Sewing Machine Twiddle Muff Sleeve

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Twiddle Muff Sleeve used for Non Pharmacological Intervention
katherine 4th Jul 2020 Leisure & Lifetyle Coordinator

18 Snippets of French Trivia

Thanks so much! All great ideas and activities :-)
Paraskevi 4th Jul 2020 Lifestyle And Leisure Coordinator

Arm Chair Travel with YouTube

Do you do power point presentations?
Sharon 3rd Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

Newsletter Template - August 2020

this news letter template is fantastic please add more ... thankyou for all these wonderful extra tips for us all to enjoy
activity coordinator
Solange 3rd Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

How to make Twiddlemuffs

Hi Geetaa, how nice of you to make the twidle muff. Chose a care charity of your choice and post it to them or better, visit the facility and give your generous work to a resident that does not have family or receive many visitors. I send love your way for your kind gesture.
Kerrily 3rd Jul 2020 Lifestyle Staff

Target Letter Game 1

That's my question, too. lol
Donna 3rd Jul 2020 Personal Carer

The Price is Right - Australian Version

This is great, Thankyou :)
Wendy 3rd Jul 2020 Activity Convenor

True or False Lollipops

I have done this with true or false I put T on one side and F on the other side of a tongue depressor to save the confusion of two sticks. It worked really well.
Jill 2nd Jul 2020 Activities Director

Newsletter Template - August 2020

Can we see one page news letters.
Thank you
Geetaa V Sharmaa 2nd Jul 2020

How to make Twiddlemuffs

Hi, I have just finished making my first twiddle muff :). Where can u drop it off or mail? Please advise
Leigh-Anna 2nd Jul 2020 Activity Coordinator

World Chocolate Day Fun Facts

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: World Chocolate Day Fun Facts
Diane 2nd Jul 2020 Activity Officer

Anagram Quiz

Great game
Fione 2nd Jul 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator

Newsletter Template - August 2020

Fantastic Resource
Many thanks for sharing
Maurice 2nd Jul 2020

Newsletter Template - August 2020

Hi Yolanda!

That's so lovely, glad to hear it :)

The easiest way to delete a page in Microsoft Word is to

1. Download the file from Golden Carers
2. Open the document
3. If you can't edit the text, click "Edit Template" at the top of the screen
4. Now, find the page/content you want to delete
5. Click and drop the content with your mouse to highlight this content
6. Press Delete on your keyboard

That should be it! Let me know how you go.
Yolanda 2nd Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

Newsletter Template - August 2020

I have just signed onto your wonderful site, The information is amazing.

As for the newsletter, is there a way to delete some of the pages, We won't necessarily
put all the information in our newsletter.

Thank You
Mary LYnn 2nd Jul 2020 Activities Director

16 Snippets of Italian Trivia

I just LOVE the multicultural section of this fabulous website. I work as a Activities Director at a day service facility and we are currently closed due to COVID! I am mailing/delivering personalized packages to our clients. We have clients of many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Adding pages of color-printed information from their country really brightens their day. The family members/care givers are delighted to see a spark in their loved ones eyes when they see and read about their history. I am becoming so educated myself learning all this. It will help me when we get back to work striking a spark in our clients eye when I reminisce with them about their culture. I seriously can NOT get enough of this fantastic site. xoxo :-)
Gregory 1st Jul 2020 Activities Officer

Movie Titles with Colours in Them

My pleasure Talita!!
Gwyneth 1st Jul 2020 Volunteer

A Happy Singalong - When You're Smiling

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: A happy singalong by Des O Connor /WHEN YOU'RE SMILING
SandrA 1st Jul 2020 Retired/carer

Scavenger Collages

We did the scavenger picture yesterday it worked really well. I collected all the junk drew the template and left Hubble to it. When he was satisfied I took a photo tipped all the junk off and then I recreated it using glue ,my husband Hates getting messy