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Leaann

Activity Director From Texas, United States


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Leaann 3rd Nov 2020 Activity Director

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I am in need of Bingo prize ideas. We hold Bingo every Mon, Wed & Friday and each participant get to pick some candy from the Bingo bucket. However, I keep score and at the end of the month the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners get a bigger prize. It used to be gift cards to their favorite stores/restaurants but now that we can't do outings that isn't working. The residents haven't given me much suggestions other than that they are sick of body washes, shampoo, tissues, etc. That doesn't leave me much to go on. Any suggestions out there on prizes you give out? Thanks!
Leaann 6th Oct 2020 Activity Director

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Hi everyone, just wanted to share something I am doing next week and thought you might want to 'steal'. Since I can't take my residents to a pumpkin patch, I am bringing the pumpkin patch to them! I reached out to a couple vendors and I have 75 pumpkins being delivered Thursday morning! My Med-Tech owns a farm and is bringing in bales of hay, saddles, a back drop, a scarecrow etc. We are setting everything up in our courtyard as the residents can come outside and pick a pumpkin or two for their room. I will have a pumpkin decorating table and a dessert table with apple cider, pumpkin cookies, muffins etc. I can't wait!
Leaann 6th Oct 2020 Activity Director

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Thank you!
Leaann 2nd Oct 2020 Activity Director

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What is everyone doing to celebrate Halloween? Are y'all and your residents dressing up? Tomorrow we are having a Zombie Hunt and today we are doing chair exercises to the song, "Monster Mash" but I don't yet have anything planned for closer to the day. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Leaann 11th Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Thank y'all so much! Great ideas!
Leaann 9th Sep 2020 Activity Director

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Anyone have any fun themed activities for National Assisted Living week? My Sister community is doing Oscar nights...with the residents attending a different "premier" three nights next week. My ED isn't crazy about the idea and wants for me to come up with something else.
So far I was thinking, A Spirit Day on Monday, Hawaiian Day on Wednesday and maybe a Carnival on Friday but I'm afraid all 3 would be too costly and out of budget. The Oscar idea is nice as it only 8 residents at a time can attend but it just repeats itself with just a different movie, definitely more cost effective.

If you have any fun ideas PLEASE let me know!
Leaann 27th Aug 2020 Activity Director

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What are some fun door to door activities you've all been doing? I'm in Houston and yesterday we got a few new resident's from our Sister community due to the Hurricane Laura evacuation so we are now in quarantine...we aren't allowed to do hallway activities. I can only do one and one in room activities.
Today I did "Catch of the day" and had each resident guess how many gold fish were in a bowl and the closest won a prize. I did it with the employees as well.
I am in need of door to door activities to do tomorrow and Friday. Any suggestions would be GREAT!
Leaann 18th Aug 2020 Activity Director

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Cornhole
Horse shoes (you can get big plastic ones..we use them in our hallways)
bowling with plastic pins/ball
water balloon toss
put a bunch of suckers in a bowl with some of them "marked", if a resident picks a marked sucker they win a little prize.
Bubble station where they can blow bubbles
Ring toss...they toss large plastic rings onto toilet plungers

Hopefully that helps a little!
Leaann 15th Aug 2020 Activity Director

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How is everyone celebrating National Senior Citizen Day at your communities? Looking for fun & special ideas.
Leaann 9th Aug 2020 Activity Director

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THANK YOU Susan!!!!!
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