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jean

activities officer From Queensland, Australia


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jean 8th Mar 2015 activities officer

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We have a program on every thursday morning its called happy healthy active, we had a team of university students and there teacher come to our facility they were physio, and occupational therapist they set out a routine and now we conduct it . It involves things like , first a sit down warm up streaching everything including the fingers making a clothes line and some pegs get the residents to peg and unpeg, 2 chairs distant and doing a 1-1 figure 8 walf making sure they walk heal toe every step this helps greatly with there balance, I have a net they kick the ball into, we have a large parachute like material and 100 plastic balls we through them in to the air but importantly we make this fun so they dont treat it like exercise. Since starting this program our falls list has decreced and our manager is very pleased.....Jean
jean 18th Feb 2015 activities officer

Group singing

does anyone have the words to these songs ?? thanks Jean.
jean 18th Feb 2015 activities officer

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does anyone have the words to some old time sing along songs for instrument and sing along sessions ?
jean 18th Feb 2015 activities officer

Group singing

does anyone have the words for some old time song for sing along
jean 12th Feb 2015 activities officer

The Role of Leisure & Health Staff in Falls Prevention

Every thursday morning we do what we call the happy healthy active program, we do a variety of sitting exercises,pluss standing including figure 8 walking around chairs,peging clothes on a line and taking them off , ball kiking, 1-1 wals practicing heal toe walking which is great for helping balance, genraly making it fun, since starting this program ourfalls numbers have dropped so its working. Jean.
jean 31st Jan 2015 activities officer

Words in Words Game

We play a game called boy,girl animal,country,flower it can be played with residents who are able ,give them a pen and paper and write these titles at the top of the page ,someone says a letter in the alphabet and they write the name of a boy , girl ,animal ,country, flower starting with that letter If they have the same name as someone else they get 5 points and if they have an original answer they get 10 points.For those who can not write or poor vision we use a white board and they call out and Iwrite the names . It creates a lot of fun and it makes everyone think some of the answers are funny and questionable thats part of the fun....Jean
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