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Brenda

Activity Coordinator From Iowa, United States


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Brenda 8th Jul 2020 Activity Coordinator

Community Scrapbook Quilt

Emma,
That's awesome! I am happy to know I inspired you to make a community project. I really does create a sense of unity especially during this pandemic. Happy creating everyone!
Brenda 8th Jul 2020 Activity Coordinator

Community Scrapbook Quilt

Susan,
I do not have any pictures of the garden fence or memorial garden fence, but here is a similar picture I found on Pinterest . I hope this inspires everyone!
Brenda 19th Jun 2020 Activity Coordinator

Community Scrapbook Quilt

Kathie,
They will love having something they ALL did "together". I love doing community projects!!! Another one I did years ago was Picket Garden Fence. Each resident painted a 2ft garden picket. I then stapled them to runners across the back to build the fence. We staked them around the community garden. New residents received their picket in their Activity Welcome Basket they received on my first visit with them. After they were finished painting, assistance offered if needed, we added them to the fence. Pickets of residents who passed were added to the Memorial Garden.
It was a great way for everyone to come together as a community and remember the ones who passed.
Have fun, and send a picture!!!
Brenda 2nd Jun 2020 Activity Coordinator

Community Scrapbook Quilt

It's great for reminiscing! I found a book of patterns too. We look through the book and talk about each pattern. I knew a little bit about quilts, but I have learned a ton doing this project.
Brenda 2nd Jun 2020 Activity Coordinator

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Thank you Susan. I needed to hear that and feel validated. All we can do is our best.
Brenda 29th May 2020 Activity Coordinator

Community Scrapbook Quilt

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Community Quilt
Brenda 28th May 2020 Activity Coordinator

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Thanks again Susan! Many great ideas for me to try. I hope things turn around with the pandemic and we can get back to some group things. That would help too.
Brenda 28th May 2020 Activity Coordinator

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Thank you Susan,
I am just at such a loss here. I had outstanding reviews before covid, now I am getting a lecture every week about keeping them busy. When I 1:1 with my residents, no one says they are bored. All are thankful for the things I offer and active with them. It's the staff saying the residents are bored and that I need engage them more but I can only spend 20min a week with each one. I just don't know how to reach them to make them understand I am doing all I can. I have tracked my activity by the minute for a week and gave that to my boss, she says it doesn't mean that I am engaging them enough.
I have provided a weekly activity basket at each nurses station for staff to pull out an activity for anyone feeling bored or appearing bored. The same staff who say the residents are bored are the staff who are not engaging with them when I can't. "It's not my job" is what I hear from them. Anyway, I feel better venting and thank you for the confidence to continue. I plan to contact other coordinators in my corporation to see what they do as well and will be implementing these ideas you suggested in next weeks calendar.
Thanks again for taking the time for me, much appreciated!!!
Brenda 27th May 2020 Activity Coordinator

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Help!
I have 60 residents and work 40hrs wkly. I am catching heck from my administrator that I'm "not doing enough for the residents and that they are bored. This is the reason they fall at night when I am not here, because they are not wore out from activities. "
All was good until covid. And it appears I need to divide myself into 3 people and work all three shifts so I am making sure all residents are tired and not sun downing at night when I am not here.
I do weekly activity packets, manicures, tea&treat cart, art cart, beverage cart, culinary cart, bingo and hair do's every week. What more can I do to show that I am super busy and am engaging residents as much as possible. Any advice????
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