We set up a lounge with rails and displayed items as a shop would. We had a dressmaking form with full outfit outside to attract attention and some nice mirrors. We invited residents to come and help themselves - no charge for anything.
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We decided to try a very gentle afternoon of sports. We had 10 playing, it took an hour and we had great fun. Will definitely repeat.
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I bought 10 different types of savoury snacks with unusual flavours and residents guessed the flavour. We also had interesting trivia such as which countries eat the most or least crisps and easy true false questions the history of crisps pretzels etc.
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Each resident picks a slip from an envelop or basket and answers the questions: would you, could you, have you? Then open the question to the room. Often this provides real insight into each residents character.
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I have bought a wide variety of teas from around the world. Each resident will have a china cup, we will have a bucket for any slops and some fresh water to rinse the cups.
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Giant Snakes and Ladders for any size group. A fun activity for seniors.
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First pick a topic, for instance, a wedding. Write down the story as you go along and lightly edit it connecting the characters so that it all comes together in the end. Print and distribute to residents who are very proud. This is a lovely activity for seniors!
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