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Sarah 25th Sep 2018 Activity Co-ordinator
I am starting to write a news letter for my facility. could anyone please give me some advice, ideas and examples if possible if you could help I would really appreciate it. I am new to this role and I would love my residents to really enjoy reading this every month.
thank you
Talita 30th Sep 2018
Hi Sarah, this is a good question to ask on our facebook group page too:
Barb 1st Jun 2018 PCA
Okay, I just signed on for goldencarers and I haven't stopped printing up activities. I work as a PCA in assisted living facility and have done the calender for 9 yrs. We , the staff, do all our activities. So excited about this . I, like others have been running out of new ideas. And it's my job to keep the residents coming out to join in. The newsletter sounds Great as well... So glad I came across your program
Talita 4th Jun 2018
Barb, thank you!! We appreciate your feedback so so much. It absolutely makes our day to hear this. All the very best x
Nicala 30th May 2018 Lifestyle Co-ordinator

I am introducing a facility newsletter and would love some ideas/examples to help get me started
Solange 31st May 2018 Diversional Therapist
Hi Nicala, a facility's newsletter is such fun; I was responsible for one for many years. The newsletter should be a combined effort involving residents and staff. Apart from the usual, Birthdays, Holidays and Events, you can ask a Lifestyle colleague to write a small article: 'The Month in Review' for instance with a couple of photos of residents doing activities. Also, insert some jokes or riddles (or both). Ask residents and staff to contribute, for instance, elect a 'Resident of the Month' and 'Employee of the Month'. Write short biographies of residents, staff and volunteers, share the birth of staff's babies, weddings and engagements.
Kim 20th Mar 2018 Registered Nurse
Our facility has a very good newsletter that is published monthly. If you email [email protected] she may be able to email you a copy. I will advise her that you may contact her .
LYNN 14th Mar 2018
Our facility is new to making a newsletter, do you know where we could find some helpful suggestions?
Kate 11th Feb 2013 leisure&Lifestyle assistant
new ideas here for our newsletter, thankyou. I also include other information from our Council calendar. eg. festivals, days or weeks of recognition. Your local newspapers are also handy resources. Residents enjoy reading whats going on in their community and some arrange family to take them to some events. kathy
Maria 11th Dec 2012
Hi Solange I cannot open this file. please help
talita 13th Dec 2012
Hi Maria,

Try the pdf version that should open for you even if you don't have the software to open the editable publisher version.

Michele 14th Aug 2012 Activities Co-ordinator
Hi Solange,
I cannot open this file, could we please have a PDF file version if possible.


talita 21st Aug 2012
Hi Michele,

I have added a PDF version of the newsletter template.
The publisher version will allow you to edit within the template to create and publish your own newsletters.
Solange 28th Jan 2010 Diversional Therapist
This document is a Microsoft Publisher 98 file. You should be able to open if you have Microsoft Publisher 98 (or a more recent version) installed on your computer.
wendy 28th Jan 2010 RAO AIN
cant seem to access the newsletter could you please advise me on this matter thanking you Wendy
Belinda 10th Oct 2009 Diversional Therapist
what version do you need to use to open this publisher file!
I have been writing the newsletter for my facility for the past 18 mths and the residents cant wait till "their magazine" comes out each month. Newsletters are definately an asset to any faility.