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Linda

Recreation Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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Linda 10th May 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Regarding activities for Men
Our men actually join and attend the local Men's Shed
It broadens their outlook, and they are able to have input with their skills at the
Men's Shed group. It gives them something to talk within the Age Care facility, outside community news that they are an active member of
The particular Men's Shed restores old ride on mowers and converts the power from the blades to the engine and they race them at a local race meet, for other Men's Sheds converted mowers
It's wonderful and keeps life skills alive
Linda 30th Mar 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Jean use gentle tactile tools that suit your residents. You know these people better than anyone, so match your tool box comfort items to your owl residents keep it a consistent night event and the benefits will emerge
Great ideas Jean
Linda 18th Mar 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Thanks Jean
If implemented and created to become a habit for the residents would make care staffs shift easier in that they would not be chasing, sensor mats/ bells having owls in one comfortable area
One staff member could host supervise this
Government focus is on dementia affected residents and acfi funding would support this project
Regards Linda
Linda 15th Mar 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Create a Night Owl Lounge
Our Owls sleep of a day and wander wide awake of a night
This concept would allow Owls to come together in a set lounge area
Staff would offer cups of warmed milk drinks ONLY, to entice, encourage relaxation and sleep.
Of a night the facilities are quite, large and lonely places
Board games would be offered, to create socializing between the Owls, board games are wonderful they create, fun and conversations flow during play
I came across this idea from two books I had, am currently reading, a military book and a fiction and how this concept was used for those who struggled to sleep
What do you think?

Linda 2nd Mar 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Susan thank you for your encouraging comment
Linda
Linda 24th Feb 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Autumn leave will be a great craft idea
March
We are doing a study of James bond his character Fleming based on his Australian friend Lindsay Cotton
We will be making cigarettes, hand guns, hats for our photo props.
This will be a huge learning curve mixed in with fun for all
Linda Riedel
Palm Lake Care
Lifestyle coordinator
Linda 24th Feb 2022 Recreation Therapist

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I like to create activities that have a good length of time to create repetitive daily activities, habits for memory support residents who like the familiar everyday tasks
It also encourages the use of thier motor skills watering plants, raking leaves, sweeping. Moving now into autumn the weather is lovely and encourages outdoor activities
Linda Riedel
Lifestyle coordinator
Linda 22nd Feb 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Some time ago I submitted here on Golden Carers cotton growing in memory support areas of aged care, as a tactile experience and ongoing long term gardening activity.
I wonder how your project has developed for you, that took on this project within your facility?
We here at Palm Lake Care have pruned our cotton stems to include the cotton balls on them, you may have noticed florists at present are selling dried cotton stems for $35-00 a stem as part of floral arrangements or to stand in a vase on display.
I have sourced, outlet nearby that are willing to purchase our dried stems and this money will be used to fund future cultural days resources, needed
Good Luck, with your Entrepreneurial skills!
Linda Riedel Lifestyle Coordinator
Linda 2nd Jan 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Barb
Great tactile and dexerity work out
Make clay roses
No firing they dry like crockery

Baking soda
Oil
Food colouring
Google recipe no cooking
Use bbq skewers as stems
Linda 2nd Jan 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Hi Oliver
Happy new year
Oliver I find the residents that are hard to engage and don't , can't take part at the games table. I have lots of greeting cards just the fronts I give the residents seated together at a table a handful of the card fronts. The residents love the stimlus of pictures colours texture of the card and the tactile stimlus as they sit sorting the cards , try it they love the activity it is simple and joyful for the residents
Regards Linda Riedel
Lifestyle coordinator
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