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Nurse From South Australia, Australia

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Sue 2nd Apr 2020 Nurse

Covid-19 Message for Family

Oh my goodness this activity has been an amazing success. We have 89 treasured residents, some low care some high care. We have been taking a picture of each resident, some chose to wear fancy hats while waving or blowing a kiss. I printed them out roughly drivers licence size, then stuck the picture on the message template. The residents then wrote their messages or asked us to write it for them. Once completed, we then scanned them and emailed them to the families and within minutes we had return emails from family absolutely delighted and thankful for them and the benefit for the residents and their families has been huge. Because we are in lockdown due to Covid 19 and for the protection of our residents, they have not been able to receive visits from family.
Thank you so much to you all for this amazing activity.
Sue 4th Dec 2019 Nurse

Cress Heads

Cant wait to try this with our residents. We recently had a go at growing avocado stones that I had seen on Gardening Australia, and much to our residents joy we had success with six out of ten of the stones. Gardening Australia's web site gave me all the details on how to do this, and It certainly is worth trying.
Sue 24th Aug 2019 Nurse

Aboriginal Clapping Music Sticks

Hi everyone,
The residents I work with absolutely loved this activity. They happily enjoyed dot painting the sticks in their many patterns, and then playing them. I played the theme song to Crocodile Dundee because there is a Didgeridoo in the background and the residents played their clapping sticks, we had carers and nurses and visitors come to see what was happening when they heard the music and our residents were delighted when they were cheered for their entertainment. The beauty of this was they did not have to play along with the beat they just clapped the sticks at there own pace, and were delighted that it sounded fantastic. We had amazing fun and found that what ever music we played it worked well.
Thank you Golden Carers, without you I don't know how we could possibly give the elderly treasures such a huge range of activities.
Sue 29th Apr 2019 Nurse

Balloon Games

We used fly swatters for this activity, and our residents loved this activity, also they had a great laugh with it as I dressed up as a tennis player in baggy white shorts, white shirt and a sweat band on my forehead and wrists made with bandages, they thought it was great fun, one of them even mimicked a tennis umpire. A very rewarding activity for both the treasures and myself.