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Gigi

Recreation Therapist From Connecticut, United States


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Gigi 14th May 2020 Recreation Therapist

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We have students that are not in school now write cards to the residents.
We also have churches that bring clothes.
Gigi 14th May 2020 Recreation Therapist

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I have been in your shoes.
I think someone already touched on this but I take the "we go around the table clockwise so each person can answer" approach. I used to play the 'make small words out of a big word' and I had "Al" who walked into a room and just blurted out all the words. They were to write down all the words they could think of for 10 minutes.
I actually ended up asking him to assist another resident that usually struggled with this game. It gave him "purpose".
Gigi 12th May 2020 Recreation Therapist

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I'm taking this as a no.
Gigi 9th May 2020 Recreation Therapist

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My TRDs and I made DIY carnations, you can find on pinterest.
Fan fold 8 sheets of square tissue paper, we used 6 pink and 2 white for the inner part.
staple in the center and pull apart each sheet to form a flower. We had some multi-colored pipe cleaners for the stem-glued. made small 'card's made from stock paper cut out with scalloped scissors, 1 hole punch to slip the pipe cleaner thru- twirled the 'stem' around a finger to curl. We wrote happy mother's day and drew a small flower on the card. Finished it with ribbon. And bringing a small individually wrapped chocolate.
We are also face-timing family.
Gigi 9th May 2020 Recreation Therapist

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BIG QUESTION-For those of you that have POSITIVE COVID-19 Residents:
Are you doing room-to-room activities with them.... As in physically donning PPE and going to the rooms?
Gigi 5th May 2020 Recreation Therapist

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Isn't D-Day in June?
Gigi 21st Apr 2020 Recreation Therapist

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great morale booster
Gigi 21st Apr 2020 Recreation Therapist

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physically and cognitively impaired
Gigi 19th Apr 2020 Recreation Therapist

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Hi everyone I just joined. Is it too late to get in on the pen pals group? I am a director of therapeutic recreation in New Britain CT. I think some of my residents would love to be involved with this especially from some place far away... Australia and England would be a great idea. My email is. [email protected]
Thanks
Gigi 18th Apr 2020 Recreation Therapist

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In our facility our residents are usually in their rooms regardless of the pandemic.
I do room to room everything:
Beachball basketball- small beachball and dollar store laundry basket
Flamingo ring toss
Morning stretches
Give everyone a magazine and have them find certain items for a collage: ex: food items then take every one's picks and put it together. When I have completed it I bring it around to show them what they did.
There's a bunch of crafts to do on Pinterest- in room
There are also short funny stories and jokes
Yesterday we decorated sand dollars with markers and made necklaces out of them
Tomorrow we are making beaded bracelets.
Also coloring with pencils and coloring pages off Pinterest is a good go to when I need something fast.
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