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Lorraine

Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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Lorraine 20th Aug 2021 Diversional Therapist

Lucille Ball Look-Alike Competition

I recently organized a rock and roll themed morning - Elvis Presley.
I displayed a stage with rock and roll skirts, tops and shirts, Elvis Presley T shirts, costumes and memorabilia. I invited a singer to entertain the residents with rock and roll / Elvis Presley songs/music. The morning was fun clients had a great time.
Lorraine 31st May 2021 Diversional Therapist

11 Garden Club Activities

Pansies are always pretty, dianthus and calendulas look lovely in pots or baskets
Lorraine 1st Feb 2021 Diversional Therapist

The Great Australian Dunny

I have found poetry triggers memories for some of our residents who have dementia and I am often surprised by how often some can continue to recite the whole poem without very much prompting, especially the older poems which some had learnt at school.
Lorraine 20th Jan 2021 Diversional Therapist

Hawaiian Luau Party

Thank you for sharing
Lorraine 28th Sep 2020 Diversional Therapist

Forum

Thank you for your ideas
Lorraine 24th Sep 2020 Diversional Therapist

Hawaiian Luau Party

This sounds like fun and achievable.
Lorraine 21st Jul 2020 Diversional Therapist

Forum

Thank you for sharing your ideas. As we have no volunteers back in our facility as yet, your plan is manageable by my self.
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.
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