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Lindsey 4th Aug 2021 Activity Coordinator

5 of Quiz

thank you :)
Birgita 4th Aug 2021 Activity Director

16 Snippets of Italian Trivia

Thank you very much my patients loves trivia.
erlenie perez 3rd Aug 2021

Songs for Seniors Quiz

thank you so much, it's a big help.
Meryl 3rd Aug 2021 RAO

Carnival Games

We are planning a Carnival for our Dementia unit. We are hoping to make as many of the resources ourselves. Has anyone had a successful Carnival Day and what was your favourite game that was most liked by residents. Thanks
Brenda 3rd Aug 2021 Community Life Assistant

Planning a Movie Night for the Elderly

We are fortunate to have a theater at our facility and schedule a Wednesday movie night and resident attendance has been very good. A few gentlemen residents enjoy western movies, so a few weeks ago we showed "Way out West" a Laurel & Hardy movie, had a popcorn/beverage intermission, and then watched "Stan & Ollie"a 2018 movie. The residents enjoyed, and every week look forward to 6:00 movie night.
Louise 2nd Aug 2021 Lifestyles Lead

Artist Impressions - Claude Monet - Lillies

Really like the Artist impressions page. Much more apt for the elderly.
Thank you

Ann 2nd Aug 2021 HCA

Hedgehog Book Art

Just found this activity and have practiced all afternoon... Delighted with result and looking forward to trying this with residents... Quite easy and great end result too... thank you for sharing this idea... Wish me luck
Meg 1st Aug 2021 Project Officer

15 Ways To Encourage Residents Who Are Lonely or Sad

Excellent resource! Thank you.
Maurice 1st Aug 2021

Newsletter Template - August 2021

Hi Michelle!

No problems happy to help :)

These are Microsoft Word templates, there is a multi-page and single-page version. If you want to shorten the mutli-page document you simply can highlight the content and remove it as needed.

Let me know how you go!
Valerie 1st Aug 2021 Activity Coordinator

Ladies afternoon

Wonderful activity for my residents! Just great!
Thank you very much for for this sweet idea.
Lisa 1st Aug 2021 Activities Coordinator

Competitive Tabletop Badminton Balloon Bowling (it makes sense, I promise)

Definitely going to give it a try! This sounds fun!!
Robert 30th Jul 2021 Retired

Your Department's Role in End of Life Support

Apologies, I hadn't noticed the two replies. Kind of you both to show interest.
I suspect some may view it as an antagonistic question , but nothing could be further from the truth. I am a confessing Christian and of course have my own view. I am also the Secretary of a small charity overseeing the welfare of some seventy elderly residents in an Extra Care Scheme. I obviously have my own understanding to the subject, but I simply seek the other point of view in an effort to bring comfort to those why present the question to me. Thanks again for your replies. so kind of you.
Every blessing,
OmmieGames 30th Jul 2021

The Price is Right Game

I would love to do this activity with our residents.
Sr Katalina 29th Jul 2021 Occupational Therapist

Who Am I? August Birthdays

I really appreciate this activity because our seniors know these actors and actresses' names by hard! They did enjoy it very much!
Kathleen 29th Jul 2021 Activity Assistant

Ping Pong Eggs

great idea they would like this one!
Kathy 29th Jul 2021 Activity Director

Newsletter Template - August 2021

The template is a great ideal and huge timesaver thank you so much.
Donna 29th Jul 2021 Activities Director

Abayomi Rag Doll

I am going to try this. It will be a great activity for my african chair trip!!
Lil 28th Jul 2021 Minister To Senior Adults

Words Starting With Con #2

Just renewed my subscription for another year of fabulous resources for helping to keep senior adults young at heart! Thank you!
Hilda 28th Jul 2021 Daycare Organiser

Guess the Catchphrase

Julianne 28th Jul 2021 Activities Officer

Olympic Games Colouring Templates

Would like to get some ides for arts and crafts and colouring for Daffodils Day
Nancy 28th Jul 2021 Activity Program Supervisor

Target Golf

Love the target golf!
Karen 28th Jul 2021 Day Centre Manager

Coloring for Seniors - Vase

Do you have colouring for various religious holidays? Love the website. Thank you for all the useful ideas. Printed off the bingo sheets and laminated them, they've gone down a treat.
Janelle 27th Jul 2021 Carer/ Theraphy Assistant

Olympic Games for Staff

We had our own variation of mini Olympics today. We joined a staff member up with a resident and they competed as a team. We changed out tug of war and balloon between the knees and replaced them with 3 ring quoits and a 10 word search. With the backwards race the staff had to do the course and the resident had to tell them what direction to go. Everyone had so much fun. Thanks for the ideas
Sr Katalina 27th Jul 2021 Occupational Therapist

Olympic Games Colouring Templates

I love this website! full of ideas and in no time I can find new activities for our residents. I appreciate that and thank you so much for your hard work!
Terry 27th Jul 2021 Activity Assistand

7 Ways To Spice Up Your Newsletter

Does anyone have a sample of their newsletter to send me?

Terry Barth
[email protected]
Michelle 27th Jul 2021 Lifestyle Coordinator

Newsletter Template - August 2021

thanks, a template is a great idea. I don't want to use all the pages but I can not find edit template. could you give me some more info. Sorry not very computer literate. thanks Michelle
Elly 27th Jul 2021

25 Comedy, Skits, and other Funny Ideas for Entertaining

Q:What do you call a persone with no ears?

A: nothing because they can't hear the question
Gwyneth 26th Jul 2021 Volunteer

Find the Rhyming Words Quiz

Hello Ann from County Kildare, I am glad you like the rhyming quiz, Thanks for your comments Gwyneth
Angie 26th Jul 2021 Activity Director


We use bingo bucks so they can spend it in the bingo store. So everyone wins! If they don’t get any ping pong balls in any container then they get 1 bingo bucks for participating..
Nancy Glynn 26th Jul 2021

8 Ways to Celebrate Birthdays in Senior Care Homes

Cupcakes shaped in the number of their age.
Faith 25th Jul 2021 Healthcare professional

How to Decrease Problem Behaviors

Very Helpful....Thank you.
Ann 25th Jul 2021 HCA

Cooking Magic Scones

Sounds delicious and so easy to make too... Can't wait to try this recipe for myself
Ann 25th Jul 2021 HCA

Find the Rhyming Words Quiz

Love this simple easy quiz... Great for filling short blocks of time and everyone can have a quess too.
Jane 23rd Jul 2021 Executive Officer

Olympic Games Quiz

Thank you for the quiz. It will be used next week. It will be a great opportunity for residents to answer a variety a number of questions and also to reminisce about other sporting highlights.
Kathleen 23rd Jul 2021 Activity Assistant

Nine Letter Word Puzzles

so far the clients love the word games that I have been bringing in. Thank You so much for this. it does help me out a whole lot.
Maria 23rd Jul 2021 Community Support Worker

Create Your Own Quiz!

Love it!!!! Great idea .TY
Donna 23rd Jul 2021 Diversional Therapist

Balloon tennis

Balloon Tennis is very popular. We use fly swats as our bats and have a volley ball net. I love seeing the determination on the residents faces trying to hit the balloon over the net.
Kalina 22nd Jul 2021 Activity Director


Once someone makes a ping pong ball into the "cup" to win the money, does it get replenished with money for the next participant or is it first come, first serve and when it runs out, it runs out? Do you allow everyone to have a turn and if there is still money left in the containers, do residents get an additional chance?
Gwyneth 21st Jul 2021 Volunteer

Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway Musicals Song Titles Quiz

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway Musicals - Finish the song titles for each show
Vicki 21st Jul 2021 Activities director

How to Overcome Common Dementia Challenges in Group Activities

Thank you for the great ideas! I have a resident in memory care who screams at other residents and staff when she is talking to them, and says things like “you’re an idiot I don’t understand you, I said I want Diet Coke!! She will scream to other residents to sit down, stop talking, she’s not playing the game right! I have talked to her about using an inside voice, instead of screaming. The care staff doesn’t know how to interact with her, and they get frustrated. Any ideas on how to handle her ??? Thank you!
Mosman 21st Jul 2021 Community Care

Armchair Travel to Turkey

Love this resource. It is well researched and so many activities to chose from. I like how everything is already set out like a lesson plan to the last minute. Thank you for these!
Angie 21st Jul 2021 Activity Director


You are welcome! I hope they enjoy it. My residents are ready to play it again next month!!
Cheryl 21st Jul 2021 Activities Assistant

Quality Improvement Action Plan Template

Thank you this is very helpful!
Julie 21st Jul 2021 Leisure & Lifestyle

Balloon Games

We cut up Pool Noodles into 3 - they make great hitting sticks for balloons - colourful too
Tina 21st Jul 2021 Caregiver

How to Celebrate Lighthouse Day

love all your crafts
can you send more any ideas
Kathleen 20th Jul 2021 Activity Assistant

Prize Walk

great idea! I will have to try this. thank you!
Eileen 20th Jul 2021 PCTL-Respite Manager


Thanks for sharing this wonderful activity Angie. We will be trying this with our respite clients next week.
Phyllis 20th Jul 2021

7 Drawing Activities for Seniors

Thank you!
I look forward to utilizing creative ideas to inspire daily activities.
Lisa 19th Jul 2021 Activities for Seniors

Words Starting With Con #2

Thank you! Like this a lot
Gwyneth 19th Jul 2021 Volunteer

Short Easy Exercise Routine

Thanks Kim it is an enjoyable exercise and a good one for this cold weather, all the best Gwyneth