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Retired From Wellington, New Zealand

5 Activities


Owen 5th Oct 2019 Retired

Paper Moon Rockets Game

Glad to know others found the activity of Landing on the moon with paper rockets great fun by both men and women. Pleased to be able to share it with everyone.

If others have good ideas for time currant or relevant activities please forward them so we can all share in the fun and games.
Owen 14th Sep 2019 Retired


Quizzes of every kind can be found on this site. I have actually made up quite a few which are available but you can get more by googling "Quizzes" on the internet. Take your pick from a straight subject quiz to a quirkey quiz which uses puns to get the brain box working. These are a lot of fun

Owen 9th Sep 2019 Retired

American Football or Soccer?

In New Zealand Soccer is Association Football and Football is Rugby (Union), Rugger or Footy. Other games of football are Rugby League, American Football or Gridiron, Sevens (in Rugby Union), and a number of other variations in some sports. But Football has always meant Soccer.
Owen 21st Aug 2019 Retired

Quirky Quiz - Powerpoint

Quirky Quizzes
I gathered the Quirky Quiz questions from many places, mostly from the various Golden Carers sites, and converted some of the more newsy statements into querty quiz question form, putting up to 30 of them into a one A4 page question numbered list with answer format that could be used as a Quirky Quiz session or time filler. There are many words with double meanings or which can be pronounced differently with a change of one or two letters that can be made into a querty question. I will convert what I have done into PDF from Publisher for you since you are interested.
Owen 8th Aug 2019 Retired

Winter Campfire

Scouting and Guiding have a lot to give to Age Concern residents so it is good to know your talents are not being wasted. Make use of your training in both of these organisations for the benefit of the elderly which is always greatly appreciated, Songs, games, stunts, campfires, all can be adapted to the age group and loved. Take my word for it,
Life member Scouts New Zealand
(and still keeping on at 89,5 Years Of Age)
Owen 31st Jul 2019 Retired

Winter Campfire

A great idea from your Girl Guide days Joanne. As a Life Member of Scouts New Zealand I am introducing Scouting songs to our group as well with Ging Gang Goolie being caught on to be one of their favourites. They just cannot get it out of their minds.

I am sure that many former Scouts and Guides have a lot to give to their groups as many of their residents will have been in these organisations as well.

Owen 28th Jul 2019 Retired

Space Travel Quiz

Like everything else in life, the moon landing with Neil Armstrong saying his famous words "A small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." comes and goes but it will never be forgotten. Quizzes and activities to remember this occasion can be used for a long time yet. My game of making paper planes and flying them to the "moon" was much fun and created great enjoyment for our residents. I hope it will be posted on the Golden Carers site for all to enjoy. Look out for it.
Owen 26th Jul 2019 Retired

Paper Moon Rockets Game

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Landing on the moon
Owen 28th Jun 2019 Retired

Quirky Quiz - Powerpoint

My fellow residents loved these Quirky Quizzes which I collected from your Golden Carers site and made up some of my own, The very Seniors especially managed to think outside the square and come up with some good alternative answers as well as the right ones.
Good show
Owen 20th Jun 2019 Retired

D Day Invasion Quiz

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: D Day Invasion Quiz