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Lifestyle & Volunteer Coordinator From South Australia, Australia

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Penny 13th May 2014 Lifestyle & Volunteer Coordinator


Hi Christina, depending on your staffing level (paid and volunteer) you could have names for groups and you either decide on the day what the activity will be or have a theme but give residents a choice between two activities. I run a Fun @ 4 program mainly for sundowners but all the higher care needs residents are invited. We have a theme most days like ball games, art, reminiscing but I also program happy hour once a month. Reminiscing might include quiz, trivia, story telling (reading) as well as just chatting about certain items/times. My team are all able to steer the session dependent on who attends. We also run sessions like Lets get Physical and again this includes a variety of gentle exercise and ball games dependent on ability level of those attending. Our lower care area has more traditional style programmed sessions. It can be very hard to remain person centred while trying to offer group activities but resident enjoyment is paramount. If you have residents telling others they should attend this or that, then you're on a winner :)