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Kim

Programs Director From California, United States


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Kim 26th Feb 2018 Programs Director

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Someone asked about how to encourage conversation at meals. I came across this today and while it may not apply completely it has good tips.

https://medium.com/@christinaling/how-conversation-dinners-revolutionize-the-ways-we-think-and-communicate-10f15909fa3a
Kim 21st Feb 2018 Programs Director

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I remember running across this too and thinking it looked interesting. I did find something a bit different but it looks promising also: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/disabled-mount-sinai-patients-learn-tap-dance-hands-article-1.3406202

http://www.kingswaylearningcenter.org/hand-tap-dancing/

http://hdmaza.pw/video/Ark3zS96NeY/dancing-hands-taps

The gloves they were in the tap dancing video look like they just bought regular gloves and added tap shoe parts to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q75y0TIp7Ds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7993YAdRkc

Kim 21st Feb 2018 Programs Director

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Sandra, you are welcome to email me also and I'll send my calendars. I have independent, assisted and memory care and am in the states... [email protected]
Kim 21st Feb 2018 Programs Director

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Maybe a single discussion question on a card or a getting to know you question they could ask the others at the table. There are a group of cards called "table talk" that have simple questions but ones that generate more than yes or no answers. Even the today in history papers that you can print from this website.
Kim 31st Aug 2017 Programs Director

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I don't know where your located but I've never heard of how often you do bingo or if you give prizes as being illegal. I know that in assisted living or skilled nursing it would be frowned upon if that was all you did but with a full calendar and options for others bingo can be done as often as the residents want. We currently play it 7 days a week (Yep that makes me cringe too). We also have alternate activities going on for those that don't want to play. We play for nickels which we end up providing to half the group but they enjoy the competition of the game and winning 'nickels'. Over the years we've played for chocolate or I would just pay out and they wouldn't put anything in. Some places get persnickety about the use of money and say that its gambling. I think people get too worked up over a silly game of bingo.
Kim 31st Aug 2017 Programs Director

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Kim 20th Aug 2017 Programs Director

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I have used a book called Yesterdays for years. I love the stories and re-tell one by heart! https://www.enasco.com/product/9712217C has the book.
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