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Gather 5 or 6 ladies to form a discussion group that meets regularly for a cup of tea and a themed chat!
- Topics that could be discussed in your Ladies Group include things like:
- Name Day
- School Days
- Make sure you have a special cake or some nice biscuits to share.
- Try to bring along a relevant memento for the occasion. For example if the subject is weddings, you could try and find or borrow a garter or wedding dress. You may browse at thrift shops from time-to-time to find some interesting items for your discussions.
Having a topic to focus on makes it much easier to get the conversation going and can be a wonderful opportunity for seniors to reminisce and form friendships.
- On Mondays at 10:30am we have 'Small Bites'. I have a different recipe every Monday, do all the prep work of the food and the residents help to incorporate it all and when it is done, we eat and serve assorted beverages. On this day, I try to incorporate unfamiliar flavors/Cuisines (Thai, Greek, Japanese, Mexican etc...). Working in a small Assisted Living facility in Pennsylvania, majority of everyone was born and raised here, they are accustomed to Pennsylvania Dutch style food. I will usually highlight the country and talk about the flavors etc...
-On Thurs. we have 'Creative Cooking'. The residents assist from start to finish. We eat and have beverages and talk/ reminiscence about our past cooking experiences etc...