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Barbara

Recreation Coordinator From North Carolina, United States


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Barbara 11th Apr 2019 Recreation Coordinator

Italian Themed Party Ideas

Well how silly was I? A recipe with no ingredients!
Canoli Dip
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 teasp vanilla extract
1 cup miniature chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

Beat ricotta cheese and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; add sugar and vanilla. Continue to stir mixture until sugar is completely incorporated. Fold chocolate chips through the cheese mixture.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 10 minutes.

I buy sugar cones and fill them .


https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/235797/cannoli-dip/
Barbara 6th Mar 2019 Recreation Coordinator

Portable Activity Ideas to Reach Every Resident, Everyday

Ok! Bought my colorful cart and named it 'Fun on the Run'! Have started stocking it with
Word search, crosswords, adult coloring books and markers, 1 lb weights, stretchy bands.
Also will incorporate my Music & Memory Program with MP3 players loaded with different genres of music, ie. big band, classical, opera, etc.

I have a few questions for those of you who are already using a cart:
1. Do you stay in the room and work with a resident?
2. Do you drop off items and if so do they keep them or do you wait a few days to get them back? Do you sign out items?
Thanks so much for your input and comments/suggestions!
Barbara 27th Feb 2019 Recreation Coordinator

Portable Activity Ideas to Reach Every Resident, Everyday

I'm on this!
Barbara 29th Aug 2017 Recreation Coordinator

Professions that are Vanishing

Yup! At New Jersey gas stations, they must pump your gas. One of the reasons is so you don't top off and cause a spillage (which I saw last week while the lady in front of me wasn't paying attention and the gas came squirting out!).
Barbara 30th Jul 2017 Recreation Coordinator

Forum

1) I have an overhead projector and copy crossword puzzles onto the transparencies. I call out each clue, how many letters etc. so that our visually impaired residents can participate, too. I've noticed that this also sparks conversation with those sighted folks who help with clues!

2) Purchase painting canvasses and use masking tape to create blocks/squares, triangles. Set up three paint colors for each person, telling them the location of each color, then have them 'feel' the tape and paint within those lines. (They might want to wear gloves). It dries in less than 10 minutes. Gently peel off the tape and voila! You have a masterpiece.

Barbara 24th Jul 2017 Recreation Coordinator

Bocce Balls Game

We purchased a set of indoor Bocce balls from Walmart. They're heavier beanbags and they don't roll very straight which makes for a challenging and funny game at times!
Barbara 17th May 2017 Recreation Coordinator

Italian Themed Party Ideas

I'm new to this site and love it! I just submitted an easy-peasy cannoli dip recipe that is absolutely delicious!
Prep
10 m
Ready In
20 m
Beat ricotta cheese and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; add sugar and vanilla. Continue to stir mixture until sugar is completely incorporated. Fold chocolate chips through the cheese mixture.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 10 minutes.
You can use sugar cones or cannoli shells (I break them into pieces) to scoop up this delicious dip! Mangia!
Barbara 17th May 2017 Recreation Coordinator

Cooking for Italian Day - Cannoli Dip

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Cooking for Italian Day - Cannoli Dip
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