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Jean

Activities Coordinator From England, United Kingdom


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Jean 26th Jul 2022 Activities Coordinator

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Jean 22nd Jul 2022 Activities Coordinator

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We are a dementia care home and I need to find the value of some changes that have been introduced and I would appreciate any feedback/comments that you may have
Residents who are bed bound;
Would it be better for them to have a television on in their room or an audio book playing in between visits of activities staff and care staff?
In the lounge:
Would it be better to do a sing along in the lounge or issue out percussion instruments for them to shake?
Many thanks jm
Jean 22nd Jun 2022 Activities Coordinator

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After Ginger we did 'exploring oats' going from the big pot mother had on the stove when they were going out in the cold to school, through to them making their own snacks with different oatcake toppings. I demonstrated instant flavoured oats that you make in 2 minutes in the microwave, 1 lady enjoyed it so much that she ate the whole serving, they tasted and enjoyed oat milk. I try to share these stories hoping that it gives someone inspiration.
Jean 8th Jun 2022 Activities Coordinator

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I use this template to give out certificates to the residents once every 9 months to a year. It is really appreciated and causes a buzz with residents and families. We acknowledge the residents contribution to the home eg always making an effort to chat to new residents, watering the plants in the lounge. We laminate the certificates and the residents proudly display them.
Jean 26th May 2022 Activities Coordinator

Dining Room Cafe

Many years later, I'm going to slip this in to my program. Thank you
Jean 26th May 2022 Activities Coordinator

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Next week the residents will have a chance to 'explore ginger' in an activity. We will serve ginger loaf, a ginger biscuit, a piece of crystallised ginger and a glass of ginger beer. I also do a fortnightly program called 'food from the British Isles' When we do armchair travel we also snack on some food from the country we are travelling too. I used food as a draw card and residents who don't normally engage in activities will often attend a 'food' activities giving me a great opportunity to reach everyone. Any food ideas (excluding baking and cooking) will be gratefully recieved.
Jean 28th Apr 2022 Activities Coordinator

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So nice to see South Africans joining the 'Golden Carers family ' I use a lot of the ideas from this site and love it. I immigrated to the UK 12 years ago, from Durban SA. On Monday I am doing armchair travel to SA, I will serve Rooibos tea and banana bread and have lots of 'artifacts' to show them along with the information that is on this site.
Jean 22nd Apr 2022 Activities Coordinator

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Thank you
Jean 6th Apr 2022 Activities Coordinator

15 Easter Celebration Ideas from Around the World

Last week we remininced 'Easter when you were young' . This week I'll bring in this information. Thank you
Jean 28th Mar 2022 Activities Coordinator

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I would also put some soft toys, fiddle mitts etc on the table. Any other ideas?
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