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Activities Director From California, United States

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Sharon 20th Mar 2020 Activities Director

The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for the Elderly

We have been doing this 5 -6 days a weeks for about 10 minutes a day after exercise.
I hope that everyone looks forward to it as much as I do, but they all do it and thats so great.
Sharon 11th Dec 2019 Activities Director

Chocolate Holiday Trees

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Chocolate Holiday Trees
Sharon 20th Nov 2019 Activities Director


I plan lunch out at a local restaurant with our assisted living residents usually once a month. I call the restaurant to let them know we are coming beforehand. We also go shopping to the drug store and the supermarket once a week. I usually take 3-4 residents , depending on their ability to get around, and how well they are able to remember where the car is etc. If someone has memory issues or needSc a wheelchair or walker I make sure to stay with that person. The other residents will need to be able to shop by themselves. Start with just 1 or 2 people and see how that goes before you take a group.
My memory care residents stay on our property, and we are very careful that they will be able to walk to the destination. It helps to have a second activities person or an aid if you take more than one person at a time.

Sharon 16th Oct 2019 Activities Director


Your ideas are always pretty great. Yesterday I tried a version of the Eco-Map with one of my quietest residents, and she told me all kinds of things about her life. We talked for almost an hour and we have a date to talk more. Thanks this was a real help
Sharon 19th Jun 2019 Activities Director


We got Alexa ( the Amazon Echo ) this winter and it became all the rage, some of my residents even purchased them for their rooms. We did some workshops and posted a list of “ What Alexa can do” lists. Our staff uses Alexa to play music. It is so easy, you just ask “Alexa play Frank Sinatra” no need to keep CDs. We often ask Alexa questions when we play trivia.

Sharon 12th Jun 2019 Activities Director


There are several chair exercise programs on Youtube. Take a look at a few and decide which are right speed and type for your group. We play them on a big TV paired with an ipad if you have Apple TV or Roku or on a smart TV
Sharon 13th May 2019 Activities Director


We sometimes play something called “name that phrase”
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Hit the sack.
They have to guess the letters
Sharon 8th Apr 2019 Activities Director


I am Sharon too. Doing an activity with people of different levels takes a bit of preparation. The same activity can work on different levels if you know what you expect from the activity. Think about the most someone can do and least someone can do and a few steps in between. If we are doing a project , for example, some people will be able to follow instructions and complete all the steps. Others will try to do some parts but not others, and some people will maybe only pick up a brush or pen and draw a simple shape. Its all good. Because they are all good results. Because the goal is engagement and a little fun. Not the product.
You can feel pretty clever about thinking on different levels
Sharon 27th Jan 2019 Activities Director


I use Golden Carers ideas and activities almost everyday. This is the best resource on the internet. My job is to plan and lead activiites for seniors with physical and mental limitations. This website is about having a group of talented people with endless experience mentoring. Thank you
From Vermont USA