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Joanne

Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator From New South Wales, Australia


20 Activities

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Joanne 12th Mar 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Song Lyrics from Around the World

Hi Jane I would love the Austrian song. Thanks
Joanne 12th Mar 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Song Lyrics from Around the World

Hi Solange, yes I did have the Sukiyaki song too but would need someone to translate it, thanks for the other suggestions everyone
Joanne 2nd Mar 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Song Lyrics from Around the World

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Songs from Around the World
Joanne 26th Feb 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

How to Conduct a Reminiscing Session

When I do reminiscing I try to have visual and tactile objects...eg women's reminiscing I use two old style beauty cases and have things in them like a corset with stockings, petticoat, jewellery, cosmetic mirror, dressing table set...hairbrush etc, lipstick, evening bag, hair net, curlers (the metal ones), scarf etc. This always brings about many memories and discussion - especially when I bring the corset out!!
Joanne 19th Feb 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Scent Guessing

I have actually done another way with purchasing some perfumes, talcs, soaps, shaving cream etc and have the residents smell them and then we reminisce with what uses they had. So many memories came forth from Johnsons baby powder and sunlight soap...well worth a try. I had both men and women's scents.
Another sensory one worth trying is one cup of rice, 1/2 tsp vinegar and some food colour. Pour rice into container, use a toothpick to swirl around colour and then drizzle over the vinegar. Put lid on container and shake, spread out on plates to dry...to further enhance this I am going to try adding some aromatherapy oils to it...eg white - peppermint, purple - lavender etc
Joanne 19th Feb 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Reminiscence - Childhood Nursery Rhymes

I have taken this one step further and downloaded pictures of the nursery rhymes...on the back I wrote the words to them....there are heaps of them around and some I had never heard of. I did this in the dementia unit and got a great response. Other residents I did this with we spoke about the origins of some of them....which were quite gruesome in some respects.
Joanne 19th Feb 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Winter Campfire

I have taken this activity one step further and actually put up a dome tent in the room along with camp bed, table, chairs etc and having been a girl guide, brought along some of my guiding things including my camp blanket with many many badges sewn on...this itself was a talking point. Many residents had never been camping, so we spoke about holidays that they have had and then we finished off with a singalong. Future days doing this I will include toasted marshmallows and damper.
Joanne 2nd Jan 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

End of Year Message 2018

Once again another new year to try more activities, keep up the good work everyone at Golden carers and looking forward to many more activities to try xx
Joanne 16th Sep 2018 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Halloween Songs to Other Songs

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Halloween Songs to Other Songs
Joanne 12th Sep 2018 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Red Hat ladies

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Red Hat ladies
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