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Janice 17th Sep 2019 Retired


Me, too! I'm a daughter with an 89-year old mother with low vision. Mom loves the Sudoku puzzles...they are large enough that she can see them. She also enjoys the word search puzzles...I just enlarge the puzzle grid as much as possible and put the word list in a larger bold font before I print them. So glad I found this site.
Janice 19th Mar 2019 Retired


Try to come up with an order of worship to use as your starting point for each service. Use common elements of a worship service:
- greeting
- opening prayer
- hymns or songs
- scripture readings
- message/sermon
- The Lord's Prayer
- The Apostle's Creed
- more hymns
- closing prayer
- benediction

Once you have your structure, fill in the pieces each week.
You'll find scripture readings that most denominations use each week in The Revised Common Lectionary (

We've found that adapting a children's message works well for residents. Include an object or visual element that you can show/pass around. Do a show & tell, and and encourage your residents to share. Here are some sites to explore:
- Sermons 4 Kids ( - This one also has crosswords, word searches...
- Sermon Writer (
- Worshiping with Children (
- On the Chancel Steps (

For music, go for familiar hymns, if you can figure out what your residents know. Kids songs from vacation bible school work well, too. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Do Lord, Jesus Loves Me, The B-I-B-L-E, I'm in the Lord's Army, Deep & Wide, This Little Light of Mine, I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy (down in my heart). Kum Ba Yah. You can use the motions to the songs to get them moving.

For more filler, check out some of Missy Buchanan's books (

Good luck!
Janice 1st Jan 2019 Retired


Check out the Sporcle website. It's a trivia entertainment website.

Search for 1940s
And for D-Day

I don't know if you'll be able to use anything directly off the site, but you should get information that you can adapt.