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Joanne

Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator From New South Wales, Australia


20 Activities

124 Comments

Joanne 22nd Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Tactile Reminiscing Ideas

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Tactile and reminiscing for all areas
Joanne 22nd Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Aussie 12 days of Christmas

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Twelve Days of Australia Day
Joanne 22nd Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Recycled Magazine Christmas Trees

We glued tinsel and glitter on as well...the Women's Weekly (Australian) is thick and easy to use as well. This is an age old idea and well worth trying. Thanks for posting this.
Joanne 22nd Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Christmas Carol Trivia

Perfect for me to use on Christmas Eve...you know of course I'll have to sing the songs as well....
Joanne 22nd Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

The Twelve days of Christmas

And...just for this year a food theme...
1 - some prawns cookin' on a barbeque
2 pavlovas
3 witchetty grubs
4 jars of vegemite
5 lamingtons
6 granny smith apples
7 balmain bugs
8 steaming dampers
9 packets of minties
10 cans of v.b.
11 bushells teabags
12 aussie meat pies

yes it's an Aussie theme this year...good luck everyone...
Joanne 21st Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Koala Keno

We also use the idea of Activity dollars that comes from Actitivities2Go magazine. This is where residents gain a 'dollar' in lieu of chocolate or chips (as some don't like them) and when they gain 10 dollars (or points) they get to choose from a huge basket of goodies....hankies, soaps, or any other items suitable from the cheaper shops. It gives them a choice of getting something for themselves or their grandchildren etc. It's very popular.
Joanne 9th Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Home town Monopoly

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Home Town Monopoly
Joanne 9th Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Musical Games

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Musical Games
Joanne 9th Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Bean bag Toss

I made this up with my trusty overlocker...so easy!! I actually made three bags per colour. But with each bag I made an insert one that goes inside the coloured one..the residents helped to fill them. This makes them more sturdy and will last longer. Instead of a backing, I'm going to use some of that non-slip plastic you can buy, to save it from moving around. Can't wait to try it out with the residents.
Joanne 9th Nov 2012 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Musical Bingo

This game is always enjoyed. I made up bingo cards with 16 different songs on each and use milk bottle lids as counters. The music cd that I use is the one called
'Musical Quiz on CD' available from Wisdom Activities. The residents really enjoy this and we usually take an hour before someone has the whole card filled. The idea is to have a full house as it were. We usually end up singing some of the songs as well.
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