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Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator From Queensland, Australia

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Kaylene 19th Dec 2023 Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator

End of Year Message 2023

Thank you Haley for such a beautifully written message. You are spot on! I have shared it with my colleagues who have all enjoyed and appreciated your thoughts. Have a wonderful Christmas break. Best wishes - Sharon
Kaylene 5th Sep 2023 Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator


Hi Sally - we have what we call 'Memory Bowl' sessions. We hold these about every 3 months for each of our 4 communities (wings). It's an opportunity for Residents and staff to share their memories of the Residents who have passed away. We have a large glass bowl that has beautiful butterflies (fabric) in it and we have a smaller bowl of butterflies. After the group have shared their memories about the particular Resident, a person (usually either a Resident or staff member who was close to the person or who had the most memories to share) chooses a butterfly from the smaller bowl and places it in the larger bowl in memory of the Resident.

The large bowl of butterflies sits on a table under a beautiful patchwork quilt we have on a wall in our foyer. We pin the butterflies on the quilt with the Residents first name. Those butterflies stay on the quilt for the remainder of the year. We find these sessions are a great comfort and support to the Residents and the staff. Sometimes, family members will attend as well. Posted by Sharon
Kaylene 14th Jul 2022 Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator

How to Celebrate Bastille Day

Thank you so much for reliable and wonderfully presented resources for all occasions.
A must go to for all working in Aged Care homes.
Kaylene 16th Feb 2022 Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator

Twister Bean Bag Toss

I am excited to give this a try with our diverse groups of residents.

Great idea!

Thanks for all the sharing in these posts.

Kaylene 20th Aug 2021 Leisure & Lifestyle Coordinator

Match Songs with Artists: 1960s

So sad we are not allowed to sing at the moment!