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Nori

Activity Director From Iowa, United States


About Nori: I've been working in Activities since February, 2016. I LOVE MY JOB!!! Hooray!

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Nori 7th Jul 2018 Activity Director

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Zoe Cordwell's youtube channel has some wonderful seated chair zumba with both old and new tunes!
Nori 7th Jul 2018 Activity Director

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A friend of mine who formerly coached college and high school basketball was more than happy to work with some of my tenants when they wanted a "pool" for basketball tournaments. Perhaps you could ask a local coach to help? Here in the USA we have sports-themed bars and restaurants that often create just the type of boards you're asking about. Do you have a similar local establishment? Maybe someone from there could help you and your tenants.
Nori 7th Jul 2018 Activity Director

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Wish I lived in Sydney (for many reasons, actually) so I could use this great list!
Another suggestion is to send an email invitation to schools, churches, community clubs, etc. at the "beginning" of their year (August/September for us here in the US) and encourage teachers, pastors, and leaders to consider your facility when looking for rehearsal or gathering spaces. For example, I send an email to the secretary of our local college's music department, who forwards my message to all faculty. I usually say something to the effect of "If you have a student or group who would like to rehearse before an audition or recital, please consider our facility!" I usually get 5-7 concerts per year this way. Community clubs who need a meeting space have also agreed to give a presentation or talk for our tenants in exchange for using our meeting room in the evenings.
Nori 7th Jul 2018 Activity Director

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Jomar, what do you mean by "Activity Recording"? I'd love to offer suggestions, but I'm not sure I understand what you're asking! :)
Nori 7th Jul 2018 Activity Director

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Laurie, Morgan, and Solange all have amazing ideas, and I second them!
Nori 17th May 2018 Activity Director

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Hello everyone! I am interested in setting up a trolley or cart with which to offer my Assisted Living Tenants a kind of convenience store where they can purchase snacks, laundry detergent, postage stamps, etc. Has anyone else done this (or something similar)? What has been your experience?
Nori 28th Apr 2018 Activity Director

Documentaries

Great idea!
I also use Netflix and TEDTalks as a resource for documentaries and educational clips.
During the winter months, I do "Thursdays with Ted": we watch an interesting/inspiring TEDTalk and then discuss the ideas presented. Sometimes we stay on the subject and sometimes we don't, but it brings us together for a little while and exercises our brains!
Nori 28th Mar 2018 Activity Director

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Ugh, migraines are the WORST. Sorry you're suffering.
I try and keep my morning activities "regular" and easy for other staff to assist in case I end up in a meeting, on the phone, etc. Chair exercises, reminiscing, card and trivia games, read-aloud, and walking club are activities I have scheduled or do schedule in the mornings, and they are the type that willing staff from other departments can easily lead. Sometimes even other tenants want to help, and as long as staff can supervise, we let them.
Nori 28th Mar 2018 Activity Director

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Thanks for all of your suggestions, Dori, Cathy, Nikole, and Renee! It is so amazing to be a part of Golden Carers--I feel like I have hundreds of "co-workers" who can help me brainstorm great ideas. Thank you!
Nori 28th Mar 2018 Activity Director

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Hi Michele and Morgan! I have a joke for you to tell your nuns: "What do you call a sleepwalking nun?"
-a roamin' Catholic

:) Hope this brings a smile or two.
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