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Elaine

Activities Director/ Speech Path From New York, United States


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Elaine 13th Oct 2020 Activities Director/ Speech Path

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If you go to the Pininterest sight, you can download for free many activities including Mad Libs,
Word searches, word scramble and even a board game “ Race to the White House”. There are also 2 different election Bingo games available. Hope this helps.
Elaine 9th Oct 2020 Activities Director/ Speech Path

Recycled Hoy Game

Yes, I have played in large group of ten without a play sheet due to CoVID. I give each resident 5 cards which they display on a chair in front of them as a table surface. I show a large card & also announce it, if they have the card, they raise it or say “ I have it!”. First to get rid of all 5 cards is the winner. I am finding chap stick & small hand cream well received prizes.

Elaine 17th Sep 2020 Activities Director/ Speech Path

Noodle Soccer

For July 4th, I bought battery operated lights that look like capsules and are put into the balloons before blowing them up. ( Party City) Then after dinner and a parade around the facility with patriotic music from my I- pad, we made our own fireworks. We placed the balloons on a large parachute and then turned out the lights in our immediate area. The red balloons with
Flying up into the air with the lights looked almost like fireworks. Next time, I would buy the balloons earlier so blue ones would have been included.
Elaine 25th Aug 2020 Activities Director/ Speech Path

16 Ways to Encourage Negative or Pessimistic Residents to Attend Activities

We have one resident who only comes out of his room for meals and then requests a table only for himself. Recently, I received in a mail a 2021 calendar from Veterans Affair of various wartime ships. Recalling he was in the navy, next mealtime I asked him if I could join him for a few minutes. Then I brought out the calendar. We had about a 15 minute conversation about his ship and one months picture was similar to the one he served on. He pointed to the areas of the ship where he would do the welding. I have also been using the new year calendars I receive in the mail as prizes for some games. The residents love them for the pictures.
Elaine 24th Aug 2020 Activities Director/ Speech Path

16 Ways to Encourage Negative or Pessimistic Residents to Attend Activities

We have one resident who only comes out of his room for meals and then requests a table only for himself. Recently, I received in a mail a 2021 calendar from Veterans Affair of various wartime ships. Recalling he was in the navy, next mealtime I asked him if I could join him for a few minutes. Then I brought out the calendar. We had about a 15 minute conversation about his ship and one months picture was similar to the one he served on. He pointed to the areas of the ship where he would do the welding. I have also been using the new year calendars I receive in the mail as prizes for some games. The residents love them for the pictures.
Elaine 24th Aug 2020 Activities Director/ Speech Path

Recycled Hoy Game

Yes, I have played in large group of ten without a play sheet due to CoVID. I give each resident 5 cards which they display on a chair in front of them as a table surface. I show a large card & also announce it, if they have the card, they raise it or say “ I have it!”. First to get rid of all 5 cards is the winner. I am finding chap stick & small hand cream well received prizes.

Elaine 6th Aug 2020 Activities Director/ Speech Path

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Does anyone have any ideas on how to make Card Holders for those who have difficulty holding a hand of cards?
Elaine 28th Jul 2020 Activities Director/ Speech Path

Hang the Song Man

Just did hangman with the residents this weekend which was a big hit. We played several times on a wipe off poster. Clues were given about category, ( people, place, thing) and sometimes clues about letters ( ex: a letter made with the lips) . Definitely worked well after dinner in the group lounge as people could join anytime after finishing dinner. As the game progressed, residents would whisper new word to me and even a few aides became involved guessing. When one of them won, I had them choose the next word and facilitate the guessing which became an added bonus getting another staff member involved in Rec activity!!
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