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margaret

activity co-ordinator From Scotland, United Kingdom


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margaret 15th Jan 2016 activity co-ordinator

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first get your chef on board ask if he could make a special valentines dinner for residents who have spouses that visit
send out invitations to each couple which will give you an idea of how many would attend
organise an area and decorate with tables for two using white and red tablecloths, flowers name cards ,lamps in stead of an overhead light make it nice and cosy
buy cards and ask your resident if they would like to chose one to give to their partner
have a few members of staff dress up as waitresses black top and skirt or trousers make aprons from white paper table cloth roll ,trimming with paper lace doilies, make hat with another doillie a few bottles of alcohol free wine and may be beer for the men and they will have that special moment together
I hope this helps we done this and it was a great , good luck



margaret 7th Jan 2016 activity co-ordinator

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I'm Margaret and I am a activities co-ordinator in a care home does anyone know where I can get the script for the Glasgow play The Steamie the staff are keen to put on a play for our residents .
if anyone has any other suggestions of other short plays they would be very much appreciated.
thankyou
margaret 7th Jan 2016 activity co-ordinator

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we have a bulk borrowing membership at the library which gives us books cd's dvd's and history archives for the area this is changed every 8weeks and is good for reading activities film afternoons reminiscing sessions hope this is helpfull
margaret 7th Jan 2016 activity co-ordinator

Virtual Camping

I brought in my old 4 man tent and set it up in a garden area facing onto trees hung a short clothes line from tent to one of the trees ,set up a log burner put a fire log into it which did not cause smoke
a few small tables beer and snacks , around 8 residents and carers sat there all day as if we were camping it was great and the stories that came from this activity were amazing
take photographs and give them to the residents for their activities annual which they can show to their visitors.
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