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Shelley

Recreation From Alberta, Canada


About Shelley: Activity Manager
Barrhead Alberta Canada

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Shelley 9th Apr 2021 Recreation

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Hi Nadine,
We were asked to do the same. Are there any other homes in your community? if so the letters could be divided between homes to share the love. Your residents could respond to a few instead of many. I too am the only Activity staff in our building. We are pen pals with 45 students and all seniors independently write their own letter/cards/coloring pages to their assigned student usually twice per month, I assist 6 with their replies. I set a date and time for when the letters are completed and then the school picks them up to deliver to the students. This program works very well, with little coordination. The biggest hurdle is finding seniors who are interested in being a pen pal. other projects that also work are seasonal coloring pages or classroom art. I wish you luck!
Shelley 7th Apr 2021 Recreation

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We are finally starting to see some green here! Spring rain in the forecast. Our first phase of the new building is complete and residents are finally all eating together in the new dining room. Thankful to hear the chatter at meals again. I took down the Easter displays and now thinking about spring growing and Mother's day. I have booked a little country greenhouse to take mothers day pictures. Residents and families call and book their photo shoot appointment. Some of the proceeds will benefit the Activity Dept. Just an idea to get families to take mom/grandma/aunty out and have a photo taken. Often times we forget the importance of a photo.
Shelley 7th Apr 2021 Recreation

30 Easter Celebration Ideas, Songs & Poems

Everyday is a new day with a new set of challenges. I look forward to the day when we can do more! Sometimes I feel so isolated and our folks feel the same way.
Shelley 7th Apr 2021 Recreation

30 Easter Celebration Ideas, Songs & Poems

Hi Pendar,

I am sorry I do not have any resources you are looking for. You may try and call your area health provider to see if they offer virtual resources (exercise, medication list help, how to keep tripping hazards out of the home, diabetic eating etc) I have used our local health unit for the above presentations in the past. I wish you luck! have a great day!
Shelley 30th Mar 2021 Recreation

30 Easter Celebration Ideas, Songs & Poems

Have a great day! You are all doing a fantastic job!
Shelley 3rd Sep 2020 Recreation

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thank you!
Shelley 2nd Sep 2020 Recreation

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Good Day everyone!
we are heading into cooler fall weather and too soon winter months. has anyone set up virtual activities for residents in their own suites? if you have, how did you do it? was it through your existing cable provider? please forward your ideas and suggestions. thank you!
Shelley 2nd Sep 2020 Recreation

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Resident Council works really well if they have a purpose or goal in mind.
Shelley 2nd Sep 2020 Recreation

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music, cd player so they can play favorite music.
Shelley 2nd Sep 2020 Recreation

50 Activities for the Elderly in Lockdown and Isolation

sending you HUGS, keep going!
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