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Create a Night Owl Lounge Our Owls sleep of a day and wander wide awake of a night This concept would allow Owls to come together in a set lounge area Staff would offer cups of warmed milk drinks...
Hi everyone! I run the activities/engagement program at an assisted living and memory care. I am certified in dementia care, but am having trouble finding items that will work for one of my memory...
Good afternoon all: Planning my calendar for April, and was wondering if anyone has a Springy craft they can refer me too. I will be having NHS students helping my seniors complete this project. My ...
Good day all, I am looking for education for activity officers. Where I live there aren't any schooling options in this field so I am looking to offer my staff additional training to expand their...
Hi , can anyone share the step taken for when resident goes in Palliate care, IF THERE IS SPECIAL BLANKET ,HOW SHOULD IT BE USED ?
Is anyone else having difficulty with the newsletter format? We've been using this for over a year and this month it isn't importing into Word like it should. If anyone has had this issue and solved...
The Golden Carers resources have been invaluable for our activities and our residents all get involved. What has worked for me this year is that I have researched an area, found poems , fact files,...
Hi! I'm a elderly care student and I will graduate next Christmas if everything goes right. My current top career dream is to run a small scale day activity center. I really like this website and all ...
Hello everyone, I am so pleased to be a part of Golden Carers again and the chance to use some amazing activities for our residents from all over the world, and to also share with you some...
This site is the best ever place to come when you want to find idea's Fab idea's, information, pictures and much more thanks to you all that make this work for us Margaret Swindon England ...
Queen's platinum jubilee...any ideas?
Some time ago I submitted here on Golden Carers cotton growing in memory support areas of aged care, as a tactile experience and ongoing long term gardening activity. I wonder how your project has ...
Thank you for great ideas and support,anybody have suggestions for toppings or fillings for pancake Tuesday planning a coffee morning for one or the homes I work in.
What can I say when thank you doesn't seem to be enough? I appreciate and love Golden Carers site. I am grateful to those to post activities and ideas here and most especially to those who created...
Hello there! I have been an AD since May 2021. I am also a board-certified music therapist. I have a question regarding scheduling the calendar. I work in a 76 bed SNF w/ LTC and rehab. I also have 2 ...
This site is outstanding ! I have been an activity Coordinator for 10 years and worked in a long term care facility for 30 years. We have had "Activity Connections for 8 year and this site has made...
Pictures for Relatives - we have covered an old photo frame with red crepe paper and stuck playing cards (hearts only) around the edge. Each resident will receive a flower and chocolates and then...
I need ideas on how to organize all these printables from Golden carers and Activity Connection, ideas? Thank you
Looking for your thoughts and input on the following. I am an activities coordinator in a home of approx 45 residents, most of whom have dementia. I have trained (L3) and worked in this role, in...
Activity Schedule MONDAY Monday we have an activity which was handball and in the afternoon we have a game of bingo and they were very excited for the game all of them were very...
World book day I would like to organize an acivity for world book day. What would you suggest?
Hi, Can anyone from Australia show me your mobile ice-cream/kiosk trolley set ups? I'd like to know where you got them from if purchased. I've been given a donation to use towards the purchase of...
Good Morning Everyone, Starting February 7th, I will be an Activities Director Assistant at an Assisted/Memory Care Facility!!! I have already been an Activities Director at an Independent Living ...
OK - so I'd like to start a discussion on supporting our residents in their right to vote in local, state and federal elections. I'll be surprised if there aren't others out there struggling with...
Hi all, Has anyone set up any AFL footy tipping spreadsheets and forms for the 2022 season as yet? Not wanting to reinvent the wheel if I don't have too :) Thank you Ally
Good afternoon, I have made a list of all the countries competing in the Winter Olympics along with their flags. I will be printing these to add to our walls and create a medal tally so each day...
Hi i am new to activities and find there is a lot of paper work to do ,Can i ask how long to people do paper work during there activity day
Hi I was wondering how many Activities Coordinators there are in an Independent living extra care scheme that are in the UK. I have been asked to do some research and see how they conduct...
Hi everybody, I just started work experience in a dementia care home. Has anyone got any easy activity ideas that a range of residents would like? I don’t know some of them very well yet If...
Hi , Activity staff , I have two questions. What the ratio of staff in long term care .Male and Female , Is the ratio of staff great in white than black - What type recreational program are being ...
Hello, Lisa here. I have taken over the role of lifestyle coordinator and I'm looking for ideas to do with nursing care residents. All suggestions / ideas gratefully received. Thanks
1st - 8th March Time for a Cuppa Dementia Week (UK) and I am looking for ideas and your input regarding activities that can take place to recognise this week. Most of our residents have dementia and ...
Hi everyone I currently have a female resident in New Zealand that loves writing letters and doing drawings when she is not busy doing activites. She is very fond of Cliff Richard and would like to ...
Good Afternoon everyone; Is anyone planning a valentine party with King and queen? just a idea.
Today I tried the activity 'Air dry clay sentables'. I used white clay, the residents rolled it out and we cut it into shapes with biscuit cutters. That allowed me to adjust it to suit each resident...
Hi to all. What a great website Golden Carers is. In New Zealand our local supermarket recently had a Lego Brick collection happening. When you spent $30 you got a pack of bricks. You could also...
Good Morning, I am a director of Memory Care for a long term company and I have two female residents that continuously wander around. So far our attempts at getting them to engage in activities are...
HI , Should we have more diversity staff in this profession. .
Hello everyone and a Happy New Year! We usually meet every two weeks at the local village hall where we hold our dementia support sessions, our members are not wanting to go out in the current covid ...
Does anyone have any advice on dividing afternoons only (4 hours) between different functioning residents? I am an activity coordinator in a home with residents mostly without dementia or low...
Looking for resources similar to the old sonas group session program can anyone help
Good afternoon everyone. Just wanting to see what's everybody doing for winter crafts. I have many who love crafts, but they have to be meaningful. We did the old book wreath and it was a great...
I hope that all of you are having a lovely Christmas time with the residents. I just wanted to share something with your all that worked very well for me this Christmas. I challenged myself to put...
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i bawb Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone Gwyneth volunteer
Angela Australia day posters Look online for the federation of Australia 1901 1st January was the event There are some beaut ones Regards.linda Riedel Merry Christmas to you and family
Group exercises Rail work only for resident safety Ask the residents to Walk backwards three steps Also best self back massage Have residents sit forward on thier seats part thier feet and extend ...
How do you manage giving out prizes for your quizzes or trivia games or just any kind of game where the active participation is very few. Out of 30 residents there would only be 5 - 8/10 who...
Hi folks, Can anyone one offer some advise please as I feel that I am not managing to do much in the way of group activities. I do plenty of one - one but this limits the amount of residents I...
The Letter J Quiz #3
Newsletter Template - July 2023
This Day in History - June - Spanish Version
Describe Your Father
Space Word Search
Italian Cities Word Search
Create Your Own Image Quiz!
The King's Crown Craft
The King's Crown Craft
True or False Quiz #6
Yes you can, simply click "Make a Copy", then turn the images off. You can then also make any edits you want or need to the Quiz.
Paper Planes Reminiscing Game
Garden-Inspired Sensory Kit
Do you have a shopping list for start, i am new and i do organizer the activities for the month
Positive New Stories: Past Present & Future
Hangman - a whiteboard challenge
What is Elder Abuse?
Songs for Seniors Quiz
What Business Were They In? #2
Songs for Seniors Quiz
I found laughter and sharing memories.
Fads of the 1940s and 1950s
Fun Riddle 16
Sample Weekly Program for Memory Care
Spa Time Hand & Face Massages
The Philippines Landmark Posters
Remembering the clothesline
25 Fun Summer Trip Ideas
Thank you for all the ideas!
Match Songs with Movies
Spot the Difference - Man on Phone
Please keep them coming
A Day at the Office Bingo
Find The Missing Item Whiteboard Game
Famous Foursomes Quiz
Activity Goals Presentation
I do cook club 1x monthly. I try to select quick easy recipes to promote sensory and reminiscence interests. The residents eat the end product, and I am mindful of dietary requirements. I have a 1-hour time frame which limits the experience, however, being organised overcomes this problem.
I am always looking for quality improvement ideas.
Create Your Own Image Quiz!
Recycled Hoy Game
How to Plan Age Appropriate Activities for Seniors
For all - When I think about what is 'age appropriate' I consider the age and history of the people I work with. These are older adults....not children. Think about how you wish your parent, grandparent, or yourself to be treated when their age.
Think 'meaningful, person-centred activity'. Get to know the Residents ...talk to them....their family....friends. Find out what is meaningful for each person? Rather than cartoons (which are primarily made for children), what TV programs/movies would they have watched and enjoyed during their adult years, or new releases they may enjoy now? Rather than nursery rhymes, what songs and poems did they enjoy during their adult years, or would like to learn or create now? Rather than colouring pages, what creative art projects did they enjoy in their adult years, or....would they enjoy learning now....and with real, quality art tools? Rather than preschool craft projects, what handicrafts (ie. weaving, quilting, woodworking, etc.) did they enjoy in their adult years, or would like to learn/experience now?
I encourage you and others to research "Goffman and the infantilization of elderly persons' for more background and insights on this issue. There is a long history of infantilizing Residents in long term care activity programs.....we can and must do better!
This Day in History for Seniors: May
'Bored Board' Brain Training for Seniors
Pampering Facials for Senior Care
I’m board and need to do something with people to give them pleasure and lift me at the same time , young at hart and very lonely looking for to be useful.
How to host an Olympic Games Theme Day
Find The Missing Item Whiteboard Game