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Katja 15th Oct 2019 Recreation Activiites Officer

The Price is Right - Australian Version

Hi Melissa so you have printed the pictures of each of the items? If so are you able to email it to me otherwise I have to look up each of the items....a bit of double handeling...it would be soooooo much appreciated. I'm very keen to play it with my residents next week...
Regis North Fremantle 15th Oct 2019 Lifestyle Coordinator

Cruise Ship Theme Day

Love this cruise ship theme day. Our facility is not far from the port of Fremantle, so I was thinking we could have a cruise ship in the background of the photos
Angie 15th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Twister with a twist

We do this but with each color is a different music category such as green. Is country music, blue is gospel yellow popular music and red rock n roll. We would have 10 music titles for each group. They then throw the bean bag to hit a color then we would play a part of that song they would have to guess it. We call it a twist on twister. They love it.
Angie 15th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Twister with a twist

We do this but with each color is a different music category such as green. Is country music, blue is gospel yellow popular music and red rock n roll. We would have 10 music titles for each group. They then throw the bean bag to hit a color then we would play a part of that song they would have to guess it. We call it a twist on twister. They love it.
Susan 15th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Baseball Themed Family Event

This event would be great especially if The home team or Little League team are in the World Series
It would be fun for those who love baseball also
In addition most residents love a party
Susan 15th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Soap Making Recipe

Those who have tried this activity can you tell those who want to know how long it takes Soap to set
It would be greatly appreciated
Thank you
Lisa 15th Oct 2019

Songs for Seniors Quiz

You are amazing! Thank you so much for your effort in putting this, gift!, together. My mother-in-law recently entered an Aged Care facility and I have been wanting to help in some small way. I'm going to pass your work and loving heart along to them and hope that the centre embraces the positivity that I felt with open arms too. Bravo!! Brilliant work!!!
RAAFA 14th Oct 2019 Occupational Therapist

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Why has the format of the printable Calendar changed?
Megan 14th Oct 2019 Therapy Assistant

Soap Making Recipe

How long did it take to set?
Alison 14th Oct 2019 Activitycoordinator

Cooking Magic Scones

This looks a great activity cnt wait to try it.
Susan 12th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Cruise Ship Theme Day

Good Idea Brenda
Brenda 12th Oct 2019 Volunteer

Cruise Ship Theme Day

This would be fun for residents, after looking at this I thought about a Lau Theme party.
Thanks.
Solange 11th Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist

Cooking Magic Scones

Hi Angelica, double cream is a very rich cream with 48% fat, making it the most versatile. I have heard that you can mix Greek yogurt and milk - half and half - as a good alternative.
Susan 11th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Indoor croquet

Great idea Diane
Your tips are also very valuable
Susan 11th Oct 2019 Activity Director

10 Tips for Ageing Better

Great
You can see if I have a residents need any help with these things
They may also want to add other ideas
Angelica 11th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Cooking Magic Scones

What exactly is double cream? Is it comparable to whipping cream?
Tracy 10th Oct 2019 Life Enrichment Director

Marble Sun Catchers

Great! Thanks!
Melissa 10th Oct 2019 Activity Coordinator

The Price is Right - Australian Version

Here you go!
Wren 10th Oct 2019 Life Enrichment Director

Marble Sun Catchers

I used Elmer's Clear Gel Glue.
Regina 10th Oct 2019 Life Enrichment Coordinator

Cup and Saucer Table Decorations

My residents did this activity. They loved how they turned out. Our residents and staff thought they were beautiful. I used hot glue to attach the cup to the saucer. I went shopping at the antique malls to find my matching cups and saucers. That was alot of fun for me.
Tracy 10th Oct 2019 Life Enrichment Director

Marble Sun Catchers

Great idea! I am going to use this to make homemade Christmas ornaments using cookie cutters as molds! I looked on-line for clear glue and see there are several different kinds. Is there a specific one that hardens the best? I see both regular clear glue and also clear tacky glue, which is a bit more expensive. Any thoughts?
Lesley 9th Oct 2019 Activities Coordinator

Twister with a twist

I have done a similar activity to this;

The resident spun the dial and when it stopped at that colour they threw a bean bag and tried to land on the stated colour. Once this was completed they then had to answer a general knowledge question and we carried on until the people taking part had had a turn and then everyone wished another turn. Once finished the residents all had two jelly baby sweets each.
They then watched as three of our carers had a game of twister with much laughter coming from everyone.

it was o
Lesley 9th Oct 2019 Activities Coordinator

The Price is Right - Australian Version

Im currently working on this doing a British version so once complete I will upload for all to see and do. This is a great game and im sure your residents got much enjoyment out of this.
Sharon Gates 9th Oct 2019

How to make Twiddlemuffs

Love this idea! Actual like it better than fidget quilts...more compact..fits nicely in lap of someone in a wheelchair. Being a knitter I have lots of textured yarns which is ideal for this project.



Diane 9th Oct 2019 Memory Club Volunteer

Cooking Magic Scones

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Cooking magic scones.
Diane 9th Oct 2019 Memory Club Volunteer

Cruise Ship Theme Day

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Cruise ship event
Diane 9th Oct 2019 Memory Club Volunteer

Indoor croquet

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Indoor croquet
Diane 9th Oct 2019 Memory Club Volunteer

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Indoor croquet
Kerri 8th Oct 2019 Activities officer

Sifting and Sorting Bins for Dementia Care

We have Montessori themed boxes for our residents to use when diversion required. This is such a wonderful idea to run along side. Even a basket of washing to fold. Thank you
Susan 8th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Funny Short Stories #5

Thanks for this I know Other will like it as well
Susan 8th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Sifting and Sorting Bins for Dementia Care

Thanks for this idea Haley
Susan 7th Oct 2019 Activity Director

Cheesecloth Halloween Ghosts

Thanks for the instructions on how to make liquid starch I really could use this
Caron Eccles 6th Oct 2019

How to start a Leisure & Lifestyle Program for Aged Care

Some good ideas the simpler the better
Marla 5th Oct 2019 Recreation Specialist Senior Retirement Home

Cheesecloth Halloween Ghosts

This is a very cool project. I will use these for our Halloween party!! Thanks for the video
Owen 5th Oct 2019 Retired

Paper Moon Rockets Game

Glad to know others found the activity of Landing on the moon with paper rockets great fun by both men and women. Pleased to be able to share it with everyone.

If others have good ideas for time currant or relevant activities please forward them so we can all share in the fun and games.
Vicky 5th Oct 2019 Manager

Autumn Guided Meditation

I tried this with a small group this week and it was perfect. One lady began the session feeling agitated and anxious, but she was so calm and relaxed by the end of it. Please keep posting some more scripts! x
Amanda 5th Oct 2019 Activities

Wheel of Fortune or Hangman with Dice

Like your comment .
Susan 3rd Oct 2019 Activity Director

Funny Short Stories #4

Hi Carla
Have you tried all of these ??
https://www.goldencarers.com/short-stories/
Carie 3rd Oct 2019 Activity Supervisor

Funny Short Stories #4

my residents love the funny short stories , will there be more?
Susan 3rd Oct 2019 Activity Director

Soap Making Recipe

Hi Judy thanks so much for this idea can you answer the question about how long this soap needs to sit before it sets
Thanks so much
Kristy 2nd Oct 2019 Activity Co-ordinator

Balloon Games

Hi all, Im new to this and have just started (2 weeks ago) as an activity coordinator for a nursing home where my grandmother resides. Today we played the balloon game with fly swatters at a table and the residents were so happy. Giggles all around.
thanks for your suggestions i'm eager to read more.
Melissa 2nd Oct 2019 Volunteer

Soap Making Recipe

How long does it take for the soap to set?
Celeste 2nd Oct 2019

Songs for Seniors Quiz

Totally impressed!! Wow!! Thank you for the time and effort you all put into this amazing list. Just starting a senior group and look forward to using this activity with them.
Susan 2nd Oct 2019 Activity Director

Paper Moon Rockets Game

Thanks for your ideas Linda
Susan 2nd Oct 2019 Activity Director

And they're off in the Melb cup

Sounds great you could make up any story for any event
Susan 2nd Oct 2019 Activity Director

Twister with a twist

Great idea
Susan 2nd Oct 2019 Activity Director

Wheel of Fortune or Hangman with Dice

Thank you Ruth
Christen 1st Oct 2019 Activities Coordinator

Wheel of Fortune or Hangman with Dice

Great example. Thanks for posting!
Ruth 1st Oct 2019 Activity Director

Wheel of Fortune or Hangman with Dice

To make the game harder, use the number 6 as a “lose a turn” instead of assigning a letter to it.
Ruth 1st Oct 2019 Activity Director

Wheel of Fortune or Hangman with Dice

For example: The word(s) to be guessed are “Carol Burnett”. The numbers 1-6 are assigned as follows:

C. A. R. O. L. B. U. R. N. E. T. T
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6

Use index cards to write the letter on. The numbers are written on the back. Lay the cards out and give a clue for the answer (famous female comedian). The first player rolls a die. You can either turn over every card with that number on it or just the next card with that number. The second player rolls the die. If a number is rolled that is not available the turn is over. Players may try to guess the answer as soon as their cards are turned over. The player who guesses the answer wins.
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