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Maurice

From QLD, Australia


About Maurice: I work for Golden Carers and I do all sorts of things. From design and server maintenance, to marketing and support. If you've ever emailed Golden Carers you've probably spoken to me at some point :).

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Maurice 29th Dec 2019

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi Rebekah!

There is a paper size opiton for "Tabloid", which is 11 x 17 inches, which should be the same as Ledger. Let me know how you go :)
Maurice 18th Dec 2019

Boarding Pass Template

Hi Sharon!

What sort of changes did you want to make out of interest?

These boarding passes were designed so that they could be printed, filled out by hand, and then folded and glued for each flight.

Something we could do is provide a Word Document version with this as the background, then the names and details could be typed over the top before printing. I'm not sure how much time this would save though.

Let me know, we're always looking for feedback and ideas!
Maurice 19th Nov 2019

Forum

Hi Vicky!

Luckily you have two great ways you can manage your calendars now that you're a member :)

1. Use our Word Doc / PDF Templates:
https://www.goldencarers.com/free-activity-calendar-for-seniors/4857/

These are great if you want total control and just need something really simple each month (only a few activities a week to manage)

2. Our Toolkit, or professional calendar management system
https://toolkit.goldencarers.com/

The calendar features are free for members. This tool is better if you want to created a system with repeating activities each month to help you long term. It's super easy to use.

Hope that helps!
Maurice 15th Oct 2019

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hello!

What format are you not finding? To the best of my knowledge, we've always had Word Document and PDF versions, which are both still available.

The only difference in the last few years is we now have far more options, you can generate calendars with different page sizes, colourful backgrounds, and much more!

We also have calendar software which is free for Golden Carers members:
https://toolkit.goldencarers.com/

I hope that helps :)
Maurice 15th Aug 2019

Forum

A member who wishes to remain anonymous has asked a question:

Occasionally our facilities are put into a 'locked down' state where residents are mostly kept apart, so I'm looking for activities to be able to run with them. Right now I'm playing cards, reading, using magazines and word searches, small bingo groups, writing cards to each other, armchair travel, etc. Do you have any ideas or other 'outside the box' suggestions that I might not have thought of?
Maurice 26th Jul 2019

Forum

Hi Renee!

You should be able to view PowerPoints on your iPhone / iPad using the Microsoft PowerPoint app:
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/microsoft-powerpoint/id586449534

They also have an Android app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.powerpoint&hl=en_AU

You can also convert it to a Google Slide on your computer first (this is what I personally do), as then use the Google Docs app to view it as well, however, there are sometimes conversion issues:
https://www.google.com/slides/about/

Hope that helps :)
Maurice 22nd Jul 2019

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi Rick,

That's an interesting use of the calendars!

I'm not sure I understand the issue though. Slideshow mode on a 16:9 screen should just add black bars left and right. I believe powerpoint has a 16:9 screen mode, so you could drag the JPG into that and re-export if you want an all-white display.

The issue with providing a 16:9 equivalent for each paper size is how vertically short that size is, it would almost always spill onto 2 pages or scale the font to be very small.

If you send a photo of the issue to [email protected] I can take a look!
Maurice 10th Jul 2019

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi Linda,

I would love to see a photo if you could take one! You can upload here, or send to [email protected] if that's easier. :)

Novel ways of using the calendars is great to see and can help us make improvements.
Maurice 9th Jul 2019

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hey Jonathan!

Sorry about this, our fault. An update over the weekend broke the "Tabloid" paper size, but it's now working again :)
Maurice 9th Jul 2019

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

Hi Raafa!

The easiest way is always to print on larger paper, more room gives you the ability to increase the font size and include more activities. Smaller paper means less room and smaller font sizes.

Our templates already use the minimum recommended page margins, they're quite narrow. The plain templates also give you slightly more room because the table dividers are very small.

Toolkit, our professional activity management platform, is worth looking at for a better approach to managing calendars:
https://toolkit.goldencarers.com/

Hope that helps!
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