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Solange

Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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Solange 15th Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist

How to host a High Tea Party

Hi Dee, we always had an activity going for at least half of the break. For instance, True or False games, Quizzes, read a short story, watch a TED Talk, read a few jokes, 'I Went to Market' type of game or reading some interesting Trivia. Having said, we did not interrupt if residents were interacting and the conversation animated.
Solange 15th Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist

Words starting with S Quiz

Hi Esther, Welcome to Golden Carers! Thank you for your kind words.
Solange 12th Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Stephanie, we have in mind that most facilities don't usually have a generous budget for activity staff. That being so we try to use donated recycled material, and what is around the house and kitchen. When the material is purchased we recommend charity shops and Dollar shops as much as possible. We hope you can join us in the future.
Solange 8th Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Joy, providing support for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can be challenging. You could try volunteers with bi-lingual skills (Russian and Korean) to visit residents on a one-on-one regular basis to talk, read poetry, and play games. Also, there are several fun games that don’t need language; Balloon games, carpet bowls, Spot the differences, drawing, colouring, and others. Watch out for March Activities; there are a couple of Trivia activities relating to Russian and Spain that would be suitable for your residents.
Solange 2nd Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist

Christmas Pantomime: Snow White & the 3 and a half Dwarfs!

Congratulations! What a great idea to include photos of the 'actors' in the Program. You are a champion!!
Solange 2nd Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist

Client Assessment: Getting to know your Client

Hi, I can think of three: 1 Confidentiality 2 Complaints 3, Residents’ Rights. They all have their own Policies & Procedures. If there is a problem with any of the above expert/professional help is required.
Solange 1st Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Marcia, that’s is a very good idea to have an activity cart. The cart could have activity pages to give away like: Spot the Differences, Crosswords, Trivia Maths, Quizzes, Games: Words Starting with A, B, C, etc., Word in Words, Word Searches, and 'Find the Hidden Objects'; all available on the Golden Carers site. Also, on our site you may find a bunch of poems, short stories, limericks, famous ‘Artists Impressions’ pictures to paint (paint and brushes or coloured pencils available). You may also purchase a pad of ‘Things to Find’ like ‘where's wally’ (elders usually love these) and take photocopies of the pages to give away so your supply is extended. Good luck with your new endeavour!
Solange 1st Jan 2020 Diversional Therapist

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Hi, Jean, we are glad you're enjoying the armchair travel. Thank you; your feedback is important to us.
Solange 31st Dec 2019 Diversional Therapist

End of Year Message 2019

Hi Laura, that you very much for your kind words. Have a safe and prosperous 2020!
Solange 28th Dec 2019 Diversional Therapist

End of Year Message 2019

Thank you mary, have a great year!
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