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Diane

Activity Coordinator From Alberta, Canada


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Diane 8th Jun 2021 Activity Coordinator

From Start to Finish Game

Thank you Carman for sharing your game! I sat and played it at my desk to try it out and it was the perfect mix of fun and frustration! I think my residents are really going to enjoy it! I love having new activities to try out and this site has given me a lot of my games. Thank you GoldenCarers for giving us a place to share ideas.
Diane 12th May 2021 Activity Coordinator

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Thank you Kim and Jean! Great ideas!
Diane 7th May 2021 Activity Coordinator

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Thank you both for your replies and ideas. We are not allowed to do cooking at this time but I have seen most of the cooking activities on your site. I like the veggie and dip idea. I would like to have them try different kinds of veggies, but being in a small community with a small grocery store there isn't much selection. I will definitely use the Veggies and Dip idea.
Thanks again!
Take Care
Diane 6th May 2021 Activity Coordinator

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Hello! I have been an Activity Coordinator at a 50 bed Seniors Lodge now for 4 1/2 years and love it! I have found that I get the biggest group participation when there is food involved and I was wondering if any of you have ideas for food for sampling, or just yummy treats? So far I have Rootbeer Floats, Ice Cream Sundaes, Banana Splits, Sample frozen yogurt, cheese and an assortment of pickled things. I already do popcorn afternoons and Ice Cream Socials with things like Fudgesicles etc. I need a few more ideas as I plan on doing at least two a month over the summer months. Thank you in advance and keep safe out there.
Diane 26th Mar 2021 Activity Coordinator

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We had a Korean lady with us for a few months and we couldn't communicate with her. We got together as a staff and made a list of words and small phrases that her daughter translated for us. It helped a bit. The only activities of mine she came to were exercises and crafts. I had her coloring a lot as that's pretty universal. Eventually her family found her a seniors home that had other Korean's and she is much happier. Good Luck!
Diane 6th Mar 2021 Activity Coordinator

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Try going to www.bingocardgenerator.com. That's where I printed my large print cards from. I just checked and they have cards 1-90. Good luck!
Diane 28th Nov 2020 Activity Coordinator

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Christmas window clings, garland hung high enough that no one could touch them, plastic wall hangings. I'm in the same boat but have a few things up.
Diane 29th Sep 2020 Activity Coordinator

6 Fun & Easy Dice Games for the Elderly

I have already been playing a couple of these but found 3 new ones in this list. I hesitated about the beetle one, hoping they didn't find it too childish. We played it today and haven't laughed so much in a long time!
Thank you for all of your great ideas!
Diane 10th Sep 2020 Activity Coordinator

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I have one blind resident who once could see and he really enjoys a game I play called What's in the Bag? You put common everyday items into a cloth bag one at a time and have them guess what the items are by feeling them. Some things I've used are kitchen gadgets, office supplies like roll of tape, hole punch, pen, pencil, stapler etc. Another thing he enjoys is trivia.
Good luck!
Diane 26th May 2020 Activity Coordinator

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Hi Jessica,
I ordered a set of "Trivia for Seniors" books from a Canadian company called Spectrum Nasco, I think they are based in Ontario. They have an online Catalogue at spectrum-nasco.ca/senior-activities. It is a set of 3 trivia books called "This and That", "More This and That", and "Even More This and That". They are 82 pages, with quizzes and trivia on both sides so 164 total in the book. I use mine all the time and just skip the odd question that is difficult. Or use it anyway for learning something new!
Good luck!
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