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Lorraine

Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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Lorraine 30th Jan 2018 Diversional Therapist

Wandering and Dementia

This information is very helpful. We have a resident who becomes very anxious and wants to go home to her family. It is very difficult to console her some afternoons as she becomes very fixated on leaving. I will try the home duties activity with her
Lorraine 19th Dec 2017 Diversional Therapist

Mindfulness

Thank you
As I have not combined all sensory perceptions before with a person who suffers with anxiety I will try this sensory activity with her.
Lorraine 1st Jun 2017 Diversional Therapist

The Great Australian Dunny

I have commenced a creative writing group. There are 4 residents who attend however they have so much fun telling stories of yesteryear. The Residents give me the job of writing their stories and putting them in verse or short stories.
With their stories I have now put together 3 beautiful reminiscence booklets filled with their memories which they each treasure. They have homework each week which consists of a word or sentence to be discussed the following week. Recently we the word was " Broom" we had such fun bring up memories of how they used the broom in so many ways.
Lorraine 23rd May 2017 Diversional Therapist

Down Memory Lane with Autograph Books

What a great idea with autograph books reminiscence session. I will use this session in our next group activity.
Lorraine 28th Apr 2017 Diversional Therapist

Men's Business

Thank you for the great ideas
Very helpful
Lorraine 24th Jan 2017 Diversional Therapist

The Importance of Providing Learning Opportunities for the Elderly in Long Term Care

I will include a learning activity on the next calendar - sounds great
Lorraine 3rd Jan 2017 Diversional Therapist

Target Letter Game 1

This game encourages Residents to think and communicate with each other by working together they came up with some creative words
Lorraine 24th Aug 2016 Diversional Therapist

Forum

The past couple of years I have organised an actual fund raising day for Cancer. My Volunteers assist me with providing a beautiful morning tea for our Residents and also I invite Residents from other facilities to join us. We have merchandise on sale and daffodils for purchase. Tables are set up with yellow cloths and daffodils made from paper decorate the table. I have arranged for a musician to entertain Residents and visitors while they enjoy their morning tea. A gold coin donation box is placed on each table for donations which goes to the Cancer fund.
An invitation to families is mailed in advanced inviting them to join us.
It is a great, interactive, meaningful, social morning.
Lorraine 20th Jun 2016 Diversional Therapist

How to Hold Your Own Olympic Games

Hello I have in the past included in our Olympic theme games discus throwing using 2 paper plates stapled together
Also javelin throwing using foam pool noodles
High jumps throwing a ball over a rope lots of fun and giggles
Help