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Jenny 4th Aug 2020 Retired

Cowboys Wordsearch

This site is amazing and has brought so much joy and fun to our residents. There is such a variety of games, quizzes and activities which has resulted in an improvement of the wellbeing and communication between many residents, especially those who were feeling low and isolated during this difficult time of Covid-19
Oak Trace 3rd Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coach

This Day In History For Seniors: August

I am having the same issue...I thought my printer just didn't like me.
Mitzi 3rd Aug 2020 Activities Coordinator

Silhouette Pictures

Thanks for sharing!
Solange 3rd Aug 2020 Diversional Therapist

15 uplifting activities for people with limited mobility

Hi Mary, I am very sorry for your troubles. I hope you get better soon. Meanwhile, a media device propped up near your bed could stave off boredom. Also, you could 'travel' with Golden Carers in the "Armchair Travel' activity on a large TV. You could also have a positive and enthusiastic person to talk to, read you the news (good news!), or if you are an animal lover you could have a kitten to cuddle or a dog visiting you. I hope you find strength with each day; and that each day brings you closer to a full recovery. Sending love your way.
Mary Lister 3rd Aug 2020

15 uplifting activities for people with limited mobility

I am bed bound and can only lay on my right side 22 hrs. a day. Can not sit up at all due to double sciaticas. What can I do for stimilation in this confined pisition? Thank you!
Lori D 2nd Aug 2020 LNHA

Wonderful cooking aromas

You might try overnight oatmeal in the crockpot. We measure out all the ingredients and place in covered containers. The nursing staff on the night shift pour them into the Crock Pot and set it on low. The residents awaken in the morning to the smell of the oatmeal with cinnamon and apples, or you may use other fruits, nuts or spices of your choice. It seems to stimulate their appetites for breakfast. We use the bead machine also and It makes it seem more homelike to me, when mothers and grandmothers would bake and prepare those wonderful homemade comfort foods.
Lori D 2nd Aug 2020 LNHA

Cup and Saucer Table Decorations

We made these for our annual "Mothers Day Tea" The ladies are able to invite two quests each for the Tea. Each place setting had a cup and saucer arrangement with a thank you for attending the event that the residents and their guests were able to take with them as a keepsake. We also used all shapes and sizes of Tea Pots and filled with flowers like the cups and they were used as centerpieces on the tables.
Nasrin 2nd Aug 2020 Lifestyle

More French Trivia

this is absolutely amazing as this month we are hosting Armchair travel to France and this is worth enough to use in this event. Thanks
Latonia 2nd Aug 2020 Activity Assistant

Armchair travel with Google Maps

Is there any way we can do this during COVID

Marion 1st Aug 2020 Diversional Therapist

Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience for Seniors

Hi Everyone
Can anyone help ,l need thing on Pakistan for our travel day.one of our resident got her nose out of joint .we have been to India on our travel day.
Regards
Marion
Jenni 1st Aug 2020

15 Activities for Loners and Introverted Seniors

I've only just found this page. Just wanted to say it's refreshing to see an acknowledgment of loners and introverts in Senior Care. I'm not there yet, but have often wondered how I'd cope. I'm not keen on groups or joining in on organised activities. My interests haven't aged appropriately and I'd be really bored with board games, craft sessions and movie nights when I'd rather listen to rock music and chat with all generations.
Kathleen 1st Aug 2020 Lifestyle Coordinator

This Day In History For Seniors: August

Thanks for these. we read them everyday, just before morning tea, and during the current situation we have used our youtube and whilst having morning tea have watched a clip on something that we read about for the day.
the residents are thoroughly enjoying this.
Candy 1st Aug 2020

Rhyming Riddles #9

Thank for the free activities!! I'm a homemade aide, and its great to have this resource for clients with Dementia/Alzemiers.
Jean 1st Aug 2020 Activities Provider

This Day in History for Seniors: September

We will also make good use of this activity over morning coffee, Thank you
Evangeline 1st Aug 2020 Registered Manager

'Bored Board' Brain Training for Seniors

I absolutely love this idea and can be easily tailored to suit the seasons and have used a very similar board before. There are so many amazing, wonderful ideas on this site . Thank you so much
Laura 1st Aug 2020 Regional Manager Of Life Enrichment

Guess the Profession Quiz

Great guess the profession quiz. I just wish it wasn't all He statements but more inclusive to he/she.
Sherry 1st Aug 2020 Activities Assistant

This Day In History For Seniors: August

Where are the answers for the word scramble at the bottom? Anyone know?
Robyn 31st Jul 2020 Diversonial Therapist

Artist Impression - Amedeo Modigliani - Beatrice

I did a practise today i think it turned out ok thank Golden Carers
Mercedes 31st Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

Sunflowers Poster Group Activity

This is so beautiful! Can't wait to share it with my group. Thank you!
Sandra 31st Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Decoupage Wooden Hangers

Ohhh I love this idea
Kelly 31st Jul 2020 Activities

Anagram Quiz

These are awesome! Thank you for doing these!
Cheryl 30th Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

This Day In History For Seniors: August

My residents love these! Thanks so much for creating them!
Omaha, NE
Sandra 30th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Silhouette Pictures

Thank you Talita
Pearl 30th Jul 2020

20 Activities for the Visually Impaired

Hello, my grandmother is legally blind but can still see a little bit (for example if the text is really big). It’s hard to understand what she’s going through but I want to be there for her and make her experience better. I was wondering what activities, tricks, ways around this, independent tasks etc that anyone recommends that could make things more enjoyable/easier for her?
Danielle 29th Jul 2020 Recreational Activities Officer

The Yellow Quiz

Thanks!
My residents had a lot of fun answering this quiz.
Jo 29th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

This Day In History For Seniors: August

Nobody panic!!!! I went to the color version and it worked!!!
Jo 29th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

This Day In History For Seniors: August

I love these so much as do my residents. For some reason I cannot print out Augusts edition. Am I doing something wrong? It only prints the first page, nothing else. Thanks for your help.
Jo
Gwyneth 29th Jul 2020 Volunteer

Whose Turn is it to Wash the Dishes Game

Hello Brenda, Best to stick to the method stated, Hope your clients will have as much fun as ours, we do have a laugh. All the best. Take care.
Trudy 29th Jul 2020 CQI & Education Co-ord.

My Favourite Things Singalong - Senior Version

I love reading all the poems and riddles to my residents ,they get a good laugh out of them
Activities 29th Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

For Pondering: You are Survivors

On behalf of our team, we thank you all for your contributions over the years and have taken advantage of the many great resources available.
Thanking you
Michelle
Daniela 29th Jul 2020 Care Facilitator

Make Your Own Snow Globe Craft

Enjoying all the new activities.
Tina 29th Jul 2020

50 Activities for the Elderly in Lockdown and Isolation

The senior I work for loves to tell me about her years. I also ask many questions. I bought a writing pad and i wrote a bunch of questions for her to answer. She enjoyed it. She smiled and tapped into her memories. It was very pleasant for her. I recommend this to everyone.
Solange 29th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Paper Quilling

Well done Sara! what a wonderful group activity.
Solange 29th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Paper Quilling

Hi Janie, welcome! We hope your stay is long and enjoyable.
Solange 29th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Hang the Song Man

Well done Elaine! It is so rewarding when an activity hits the right spot. Thank you for sharing.
Janie 29th Jul 2020 Director Of Life Enrichment

Paper Quilling

Hello, I'm Janie Culver Director of Life Enrichment for The Village of Tanglewood an Independent senior Community in Houston Texas. Happy to be a new member and looking forward to all the wonderful ideas i can implement for my senior residents.
Brenda 29th Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

We are connected Project

I plan on doing this at our Senior Center I ordered a giant size blank puzzle. We will mail out a piece to interested Seniors and they can paint and write a message on it. we have a new center which will be built and ready by Spring of 2021 we may frame this puzzle and hang it for a historic time for future generations to learn about this whole crazy time in our lives.
Mary 29th Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

Sightseeing Scavenger Hunt

I did the Sight Seeing Scavenger Hunt and our residents loved it. They want another one!!
Thank you Golden Carers!
Sara 29th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Paper Quilling

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Paper Quilling
Adelia 29th Jul 2020 Activity Director

Say 'Hello' in different languages

Republic of the Marshall Islands
Hello/Love-Iakwe
Brenda 29th Jul 2020 Activities Coordinator

Whose Turn is it to Wash the Dishes Game

Sounds like fun, looking for more zoom games. Does it matter what order each step of the game is? Can a 5 or 6 be thrown before the 1-2 or does it go in order from getting cuop, tissue and turning cup over?
Thanks!
Diane 28th Jul 2020 Activity Therapist

Gratitude Day Wreath

Think this is a great idea especially at this time going to try out with my homes.
Christine 28th Jul 2020 Support Worker

Spain Landmark Posters

Thank you for the wonderful resources, Spain Landmark posters have printed up really nicely
thank you again, Christine
Zenaida 28th Jul 2020 Recreation Director

Classical Music Word Finder

Awesome!
Bev 28th Jul 2020 Lifestyle

Newsletter Template - August

This is a great template to use each month thanks.
Maurice 28th Jul 2020

Newsletter Template - September 2020

Hi everyone!

Sorry about that, please try again, all fixed!
Preethi 28th Jul 2020 Assistant Diversional Therapist

AFL Bingo

How do I play this game (AFL Bingo)
Solange 28th Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Two Minute Activities for Dementia Care

Hi Michelle, I believe your idea is plausible. The watercolour paper will get better results for sure even for adults. Thank you for sharing and let us know how you go.
Janice 28th Jul 2020 Senior Care Assistance

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

hi i am new to the role and would like to see what activities other home are doing as oi am bit lost
Gail 28th Jul 2020 Principal Coordinator

Number Plate Quiz

10SNE1

is a great Number plate message - can you get it? :)
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