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Jean

Activities Provider From England, United Kingdom


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Jean 25th Mar 2019 Activities Provider

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Hi Tammi,
I am considering open a pub 3 evenings a week. We will have refreshments and snacks but I will not be able to serve alchol (due to meds etc) I would like to create a pub environment with all the traditional pub decor where we play 'pub games' darts dominoes etc. I am hoping that this project will get the go ahead from my manager as i believe it will fill that difficult time slot
Jean 25th Mar 2019 Activities Provider

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I am interested in information regarding gardening or horticultural therapy for a care home where many of the residents have dementia. Have any of the members reading this forum tried it, was it sustainable (in the UK)? Any hints or tips appreciated.
Jean 14th Mar 2019 Activities Provider

The Magic of Being Silly

A true saying'Laughter is the best medicine'
Jean 2nd Mar 2019 Activities Provider

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Hi Melissa, I have a selection of plastic cutlery, knives forks and spoons and ask the resident if they will help me sort them into a cutlery tray, I use a cutlery tray that is a contrasting colour. The residents always enjoy sorting it.
Jean 18th Jan 2019 Activities Provider

16 Ways to Promote Social Inclusion in Senior Care

Thanks for your advise Danielle, I like the idea of the free coffee/tea coupon and will give out several each day to keep people popping in. I will do tea, coffee, and strawberry or chocolate milkshake. along with scones, waffles and scotch pancakes as they all go with butter cream and jam and are items that are not on the regular menu very often.
Jean 13th Jan 2019 Activities Provider

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Thanks for your input Molly, if this goes down well I may try a 'pop up bar' for Fathers Day too. will post feedback
Jean 12th Jan 2019 Activities Provider

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I have a few clip boards that have a poem on them and sometimes hand them out to the residents and ask them to circle, or mark with a highlighter a certain letter eg all the 'e's. Make sure it is a good size print. While they are busy doing that I can get other residents engaged in doing a puzzle or similar activity.
Jean 12th Jan 2019 Activities Provider

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I want to create a Pop up Cafe in a spare room in our care home. I would like to run with it for a week and invite visiting family and friends to use it when visiting. The idea is to make the residents feel as if they have had an outing, I would like it to be a real treat for them and the visitors. Any ideas hint or tips will be appreciated. Thanks, Jean
Jean 12th Jan 2019 Activities Provider

16 Ways to Promote Social Inclusion in Senior Care

I am going to set up a Pop up Cafe in a spare room for a week and invite family and friends to make use of it when they visit. I want our residents to feel as if they have had an outing. Does anybody have any hints and/or tips on how I can make this 'outing' a special treat. Thanks, Jean
Jean 22nd Oct 2018 Activities Provider

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It will be a quiet one at our care home. 3 red paper poppies in a little vase will be on each table in the dining room and I have bought paper serviettes with a poppy design on them for the 1 day only.
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