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Marilyn

Lifestyle support - aged care From New South Wales, Australia


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Marilyn 20th Jun 2011 Lifestyle support - aged care

Summer Yarn Balls

I'm going to try this one with a resident with very poor dexterity, but she can still wind wool!! Will probably need rubber gloves tho, so not sure how that will affect the dexterity ... but definitely worth a go!
Marilyn 2nd Apr 2011 Lifestyle support - aged care

Ivy Wreaths for Remembrance/Anzac Day

This is a lovely activity for our older generation however I do recommend gloves be worn when handling fresh english ivy leaves ... they can cause skin irritations even tho allergy to ivy is rare. Marilyn
Marilyn 21st Jan 2011 Lifestyle support - aged care

Cultural Awareness

Hi Shirley ... the Library is a fantastic resource as well. Music Cd's, travel books, childrens books also have lots of pictures for browsing ..
Marilyn 9th Jan 2011 Lifestyle support - aged care

Australian Bookmarks for Australia Day

These can also be made from collected Australian leaves, flowers etc and laminated. Take your residents for a walk, have someone carry a basket (particularly good for those with sight impairments, dementia, or in wheelchairs)and either you or others "collect" the items residents point out for you. A good way to awaken the senses, and another lovely way to celebrate all things Australian. Take them back and use them as above....
Marilyn 11th Oct 2010 Lifestyle support - aged care

Fishing Game

Well, it was great fun as I predicted .. but NOT with the men. Instead, our women wanted to go fishing! Just proves the point ... NEVER assume!
Marilyn 14th Sep 2010 Lifestyle support - aged care

Fishing Game

Thanks guys! This will be such fun to do with the men in the memory support unit ... I will let you know how it goes!! Marilyn
Marilyn 14th Sep 2010 Lifestyle support - aged care

Coin Tossing Competition

This sounds like fun! I'm thinking I will introduce this into our Games Day! Thanks ...
Marilyn 14th Sep 2010 Lifestyle support - aged care

Indian Chai Tea Recipe

This recipe is very similar to mine ... I am thinking to use it (or request kitchen to make) for the coming Commonwealth Games Day Event at our facility - to have some \"real\" Indian food along with pappadams and maybe some \"lassie\" ....
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