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Jeanette

Activities Officer From New South Wales, Australia


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Jeanette 12th Jul 2014 Activities Officer

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Not quite sure if I understand your question properly..but I had an Italian Day a few years ago. The kitchen cooked Italian food for lunch and we listened to Italian music while the residents ate.Leading up to the day I posted general information and photos about Italy on the walls around our facility. Since then I have purchased an iternet radio so that would also be good to tune into an Italian radio station. Is that what you meant?
Jeanette 12th Jul 2014 Activities Officer

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small bag of soft lollies or mini chocolate bar.
Sadhna 12th Jul 2014 Activities Officer

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Your web gives me great ideas each month! Keep up the good work. Many Thanks.
Jeanette 19th May 2014 Activities Officer

Balloon Games

Hi all,
I have been playing "balloon tennis" for some time now using new flyswats as racquets - my residents have always enjoyed it and the flyswats are really cheaps to buy and can been washed as needed.
Jeanette.
Jeanette 13th May 2014 Activities Officer

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Are you on FB or do you have a web site?....I would love to see what you make.

Jeanette 30th Apr 2014 Activities Officer

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...sorry, just read you were from the UK...wisdom activities is in Auz and the postage would kill you...!
Jeanette 30th Apr 2014 Activities Officer

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Hi Christina,
What I have done in the past is to advertise in our small local newspaper. They are always looking for good news stories. I take photos of new projects (not the residents of course unless you have their permission)...could be setting up a garden, getting a new computer, new special activity,100th birthday, wedding aniversary etc At the end of the article I write...."and don't forget if you have a couple of hours spare and would like to come in and - read to residents, help them with e-mails, help with a craft activity etc etc. we would love to meet you.That way I get an advert with no cost and get my message out to the local community where all of my volunteers come from. Once I get them...I treat them like the gold that they are! Thank them regularly, tell them I couldnt do my job without them, how valuable they are to my residents,chat with them regularly....and I never ever let them go!
Hope this may help...Good luck!
Jeanette
Jeanette 29th Apr 2014 Activities Officer

Money Counting

What a great idea!
Jeanette 29th Apr 2014 Activities Officer

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I produce a calendar for the month too. I usually have one main activity in the morning and one in the afternoon but I always let staff know this is flexible. If I have scheduled card games and the residents would sooner play boardgames games or sit outside in the sunshine- thats what we do. I also have afternoons where I put on my calendar -one on one time with residents. I am also fortunate in that I have a lot of volunteers that come in and run the organised activity - leaving me free to spend one on one time with other residents not attending the scheduled activity.. I also try to leave a few activities out....jigsaws, therapy dolls sock pairing (see blog on http://lillypillyprint.com ).hope this is helpful..
Jeanette 28th Apr 2014 Activities Officer

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Wisdom activities sells a golf game that you might be interested in...
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