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Owen

Retired From Wellington, New Zealand


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Owen 17th Feb 2019 Retired

Finish the well-known Proverbs

Glad that you and your residents enjoyed it Debbie. There is another similar one of Proverbs and several other quizzes to complete the sayings. Enjoy.
Owen
Owen 12th Feb 2019 Retired

20 Fabulous Day Trip Destinations for Seniors

Here is an idea that you can add to the outings for Seniors. We recently visited a garden model railway. Despite the fact that there were some people who did not like gardening or others who were not interested in model railways we persuaded everyone to make the visit. The host really turned it on for us with chairs in the shade , drinks and nibbles as well as the trains running of course. It was a great visit which all enjoyed and could not stop talking about afterwards. Garden model railway enthusiasts are always keen to show off their handiwork so 'T' one up now, you will not be disappointed.
Owen, another model railway nut.
Owen 12th Feb 2019 Retired

This Day in History for Seniors: February

February is my birthday month so I was interested to see what happened then to light up the world. You have done some great research and as always the site covered a multitude of news and activities. I was able to take part in some of them on the actual date of my birthday when it fell on the same day as my visit to The Redwood Club. I go here every Thursday with a number of other Seniors for activities, games, quizzes, fellowship, exchange of interests, and a very enjoyable cooked midday meal. We get on fine together and love taking part in activities from your site as well as supplying some too. Thank you for the chance to access them for the others at the Club. We are most grateful. Owen
Owen 9th Feb 2019 Retired

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I printed off the set of months in the Golden Carers Calendar for our volunteer staff at The Redwood Club here in Tawa, Wellington and they were so delighted to receive it. They are thrilled with the extensive range of material available to me for use at the Club and say what a wonderful site it is. We are so lucky to have been able to access it. Thank you Ivy, Talita, Solange and others.

A grateful Owen.
Owen 6th Feb 2019 Retired

Journeys of my Life

An interesting subject like all ideas posted. I had my first overseas journey in 1947 when I was part of the New Zealand Boy Scout contingent to the 6th World Scout Jamboree in France, the Jamboree of Peace following World War 2. Since then I have made many more trips to World Scout Jamborees as well as other excursions of business and pleasure but none as memorable as the first overseas journey of my life.
Owen, Life Member Scouts New Zealand.
Owen 6th Feb 2019 Retired

Finish the Nursery Rhymes

I love the site and sharing ideas with others. At our Seniors Club meetings at Tawa in Wellington, New Zealand we have a cooked midday meal before which I say the grace. As a Scout, I sometimes use the Scout Grace of "For health and strength and daily food we give you thanks O Lord, for fellowship and all things good we praise your name O Lord.' But I like to ring the changes and spring new ones on the residents. There are many on the internet but if anyone has something different maybe a site could be started on Golden Careers. Let's commence one by using the schoolboy grace of "Two, four, six, eight, bog in don't wait."
Owen, who is always ready to try some more.
Owen 6th Feb 2019 Retired

Finish the well-known Proverbs

How many of these proverbs are true? You will be surprised if you think about it for a while. Enjoy the game.
Owen
Owen 6th Feb 2019 Retired

12 Creative Employee Appreciation Ideas

I have just printed off the yearly calendar and as a Scout it was good to see Lord Baden-Powell's birthday listed. But I must add that it was also Lady Baden-Powell's birthday on the same date as well. I mention this just to placate the female gender as we are not Boy Scouts any longer in that membership is open to girls as well.

Owen - Life Member Scouts New Zealand
Owen 1st Feb 2019 Retired

Finish the Nursery Rhymes

We have used this one ourselves and found some residents had not heard of a number of the nursery rhymes. Perhaps their childhood was not complete. What a pity! However they all enjoyed hearing them and even loved singing a number of the rhymes. Try the game everyone you may enjoy it too.

Owen
Owen 28th Jan 2019 Retired

Finish the Nursery Rhymes

My training as a Scout Leader does have some use for thinking of new ideas, not just for developing new activities for Boy Scouts. Glad to know this one is of use to others and am pleased to share it on this wonderful site.

Owen, Life Member, Scouts New Zealand
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