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Valerie 25th May 2020 Activities Aide

Create your own Word Search!

I have already built a few Word Search puzzles with this tool. It works well as my residents love to have themed puzzles for both crossword and word search every week. With both create options I am able to have the same theme for both puzzles even if there are not already ones here.
It is also really handy to be able to create puzzles for holidays or special events we celebrate here in Canada that would not show up on a different country's site.
Valerie 14th Apr 2020 Activities Aide

17 Easy Arts and Craft Kits

I had already been doing quite a bit of woodcraft with our residents, as I purchase standard wood, dowel, etc to make "kits" for our nursing home residents. I do most of the prep and often some of the fine detail finishing, as not all have use of both hands or are shakey.
Just before this virus started, we discussed building a Victorian dollhouse and making the furnishings for it so we can decorate it differently throughout the year. We had a gentleman offer to build a cart for it that has wheels to make it moveable and shelves to hold shoebox-sized storage bins for the various accessories. Last night I printed out the posters to allow residents to vote on colour schemes for the rooms and furnishings. This is generating a lot of interest.
Many of the furnishing projects will be "kits" that individuals can work on, while some of the decorating will be done in programs of 5 residents.
The residents and staff I have consulted with so far are extremely excited to have the project ready to play with. BTW, we made sure the cart would be wheelchair accessible, the chairs can fit under the portion of the table the house will sit on with the storage down one side.