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Joanne

Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator From New South Wales, Australia


20 Activities

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Joanne 21st May 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Read Along Books for Dementia Residents

Hi Teri that is where I got my idea from as they were expensive and i thought it would be easy to write one on my town and they just kept coming...am about to do some more....
Joanne 19th May 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Anzac Day Wreaths made from plastic spoons

I have used a Christmas wreath and made handmade poppies to go on it and we have used them for years, I have also added at times small red Christmas lights to the centre of the poppies.
Joanne 10th Apr 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Songs for Seniors Quiz

I have just copied and pasted the songs from google so have no idea if they are copyright issues, I have only printed them for my facility, my apologies if any issues occur.
Joanne 28th Mar 2019 Leisure and Lifestyle Co ordinator

Jingle Jangle

The answers are there on page 178 and no there are hard copy not powerpoint, the jingle questions are on powerpoint. You can search for the actual jingles on you tube.
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.
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