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Maurice 15th Apr 2016


Hi Pauline!

It depends on how you want to use the iPads.

If you want to connect the iPad to some speakers so all the residents can hear it, here are some options:
1. Spotify: This is my personal favourite. You will need an account, it's free with ads and $12 a month to remove ads. If you use Spotify, have a look at this activity, Golden Carers have created some playlists for you, Hit's from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and Rainy Day Sing-alongs.
2. Another option is iTunes Music streaming, but I've never used it. Similar pricetag.

If however you have bought many iPads to give to the residents, then creating accounts on each device is very time consuming. If that's the case I recommend "iHeartRadio" because you don't need an account. Once you download the app, select "Oldies" as the type of music you want, and then select a radio. I can recommend the "iHeart 50s" playlist.

I hope that helps!
Maurice 11th Mar 2016


Hi Kymberly!

I'm not sure if you saw this activity but it has playlists on YouTube and Spotify for the 40's, 50's 60's, and 'Rainy Day' Sing-Alongs.

There are lots of free lyric websites online, you could copy them into a Word Document and print out a copy for everyone.

Maurice 19th Nov 2015


Hi Valentina, welcome! :)

This activity might help with the low vision residents:

20 Activities For The Visually Impaired
Maurice 31st Oct 2015


Hi Margaret,

I just fixed the link, it now sends you to the Aromatherapy Recipes:
Maurice 27th Oct 2015


Thanks Josephine! Really appreciate it, it's been in development a long time, glad to finally launch it :).
Maurice 27th Oct 2015


Thanks so much! Glad you like it :).

It's a big improvment - lots of changes to make Golden Carers easier to use.
Maurice 26th Oct 2015

2015 Recreation Therapy Calendar

Hi Janet,

The PDF calendar is actually already designed to print as an A4 in Landscape. If you download the PDF, and try print it, it should all work as you expect :).

(you only need to print the 3 pages because the year is almost over!)

We will be putting out a new calendar for 2016 in the coming weeks.
Maurice 20th Jun 2015

Recycled Hoy Game

Hi Margaret!

Ahh - Each player needs to have 9 random cards, if they all use the sample provided then they will all win at the same time (an interesting twist!)

I have just uploaded 10 sets of 9 random cards, so you can download this instead to play with up to 10 people at once. For more players just scan 9 cards together for each additional player.

I hope that helps!
Maurice 9th Jun 2015

Abayomi Rag Doll


Lovely feedback thank you, glad they enjoyed it!

Since the knots need to be trimmed anyway, one solution might be tying the knots with longer pieces of material so the loops are easier to make and handle, and then trimming the extra material at the end.