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JoAnn

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JoAnn 13th Nov 2018

Intergenerational Activities: Making the most of our local community

The programme I started last year has expanded to 10 classrooms visiting 7 different facilities. All you have to do is find an enthusiastic teacher who can get her administrators permission to attend. It is sooooooooooooo good for both generations. The kids like it and their new friends really enjoy their monthly visits. Just start one, the rest will come.
JoAnn 31st Jul 2018

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I have just found a group called Cycling Without Age. It has been very good for blind residents in the homes I understand. It is good for everyone! Google it and see what you think. You would have to purchase the "trike" with fund raising or corporate donations, but they are a great addition to any home.
JoAnn 12th Jun 2018

Intergenerational Activities: Making the most of our local community

I started a programme similar to this in the fall of 2017. I contacted a teacher at a local elementary school to see if she would like to develop a relationship between her class and a retirement residence. It started with one partnership. There are now 8 partnerships. It is totally amazing to see the seniors and the buddies interacting. They have written biographies, creative writing, poetry, now and then activity, lots of music, arts and crafts and lots of other fun activities.
I am volunteering with this programme and actually fundraised to get money to pay for all the bus transportation. It has proven to be a wonderful programme for everyone involved.
JoAnn 4th Mar 2018

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One is finish the phrase, the other is colour match -up (you go and get large paint chips from the hardware, or paint store. Get 2 of each colour. I put about 8 down in a row, then gave my mom a pile of 8 and she was able to match them. Just do a few at a time.
The other game we played was the word association......salt and ............,
Fish and ..............., wine and cheese............. All the of the people in the room enjoyed playing.
JoAnn 3rd Mar 2018

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I played the paint chip colour match game with my mom. What a great idea. She has some vision issues, so I thought it was great when she was successful at matching every one of them. We also played finish the phrase. It was a hoot. Got most of them right and had a few laughs at the ones we got wrong.
What great activity ideas!
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