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Katja

Recreation Activiites Officer From New South Wales, Australia


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Katja 21st Oct 2019 Recreation Activiites Officer

Twister with a twist

I played it for the first time today. In the first round they could throw on any circle with the points as per game with 8 bean bags.

In the second game they could double their points by throwing the red bean bag on the red circle. The green bag on the green circle, the red bag on the red circle and the yellow on the yellow circle.

In the third game I taped down a chocolate in the green circle and a chocolate in the yellow circle and then gave them 3 20 cent coins to try and aim for one of the chocolates. If they got the coin on that circle with the chocolate they won it. If the coin got on any other circles I scored that as well and person with highest amount got the prize.

Residents loved the variety of the three games and were very competitive. Thank you also for the music and quiz suggestions will try that next...yeah!!!
Katja 15th Oct 2019 Recreation Activiites Officer

The Price is Right - Australian Version

Hi Melissa so you have printed the pictures of each of the items? If so are you able to email it to me otherwise I have to look up each of the items....a bit of double handeling...it would be soooooo much appreciated. I'm very keen to play it with my residents next week...
Katja 26th Mar 2019 Recreation Activiites Officer

Jingle Jangle

I still can't find the answers....do you have a link as well with all the jingles so we can play them on powerpoint? I love any resource involving powerpoint, its visual and wonderful for residents who are vision impaired. Love it to bits....
Katja 12th Mar 2019 Recreation Activiites Officer

Scarves on Handles - Exercise Activity

Do you have a photo of it or a small video?
Katja 13th Jan 2017 Recreation Activiites Officer

Tap dancing

Like the idea with the wide elastic and buttons very quick and easy to attach to shoes....good to try with small group though....
Katja 13th Jan 2017 Recreation Activiites Officer

Chair Dancing

I bought two excellent DVDs from SMILE and Sway here in Australia,here are some of her examples . The residents enjoy it. She has two options on it one with the music and just follow or the other one with music and her voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI_fOkhfIfU - Trailer

Below are three clips of three different dances:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjLzkDV1qc8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr8rBkBpaAs&t=41s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UpKp3rUCjg
Katja 13th Jan 2017 Recreation Activiites Officer

Who Am I Game 2

Great one for my slideshow will need to expand it though to perhaps 10 to 15 and incorporate photos and clips from famous actors/actresses
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Katja 29th Jun 2016 Recreation Activiites Officer

Forum

Oh boy do I have a loooong list of outings here are some examples where I've taken my residents"

Madamme Tussauds
Sydney Aquarium
Art Gallery
Cars Park Museum
Powerhouse Museum
Maritime Museum
Wildlife Zoo

Have a look at this website to get some inspirations.
http://www.sydney.com/destinations

I also take my residents to Katoomba, Wollongong, Kiama, Bowral.
All depends on mobility of your residents....

Hope this helps, happy to help further as I love organising outings......love being a tour guide for the day.

Also ferry from Rydalmere to Circular Quay is great
Ferry to Manly and lunch at a Sailing Club

My facility is in Chester Hill.
Once per month we take residents to Canterbury/Hurlstone for VAriety Concert.
Access is pretty bad at the moment due to construction of new carpark but the value for food and entertainment is brilliant.

Cheers

Katja

Katja 15th Jun 2016 Recreation Activiites Officer

Family Feud Game

I've bought the game and love the questions on it...however, to make it a bit more real will probably invest in two hotel bells to make it more interesting.
As I have a data projector and screen I'm trying to think of a way to incorporate this within the game...will let you know how I go.
Love all the suggestions above..thanks for the wonderful ideas....
Katja 23rd Feb 2015 Recreation Activiites Officer

St Patrick's Day Decorations

We have come up with another quick solution for putting it all together by using a stapler. Works very well.
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